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Joyful, joyful, we adore You,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before You,
Op'ning to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!
Tune Title: AN DIE FREUDEFirst Line: Praise the Lord! You heavens adore HimComposer: Anon.Meter: 188.8.131.52.D.Incipit: 55112 23455 33252Key: F MajorDate: 1985Source: Anon. setting of Schiller's Hymn to Joy, Berlin, 1799