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173. [Joyful, joyful, we adore thee]

4 Join the chorus morning stars began;
love is o'er us, binding all in its span.
O sing the victor's song; joy
leads us sun-ward, in the song of life.

4 O what wonders, O what joy unknown,
when the saints shall stand before the throne!
O see the firmament; know,
"Jesus Christ whom thou, O God, has sent."

Text Information
First Line: [Joyful, joyful, we adore thee]
Author (B): William J. Irons
Author (A): Henry Van Dyke
Publication Date: 1991
Language: English
Notes: A. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (United Methodist Hymnal #89); B. Sing with All the Saints in Glory (United Methodist Hymnal #702)
Tune Information
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranger: Edward Hodges
Composer (descant): Charles H. Webb
Key: F Major
Copyright: Descant © 1965 Shawnee Press, Inc.
Notes: Descant - with transposition #174 only (Vocal)

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