|Composer:||Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)|
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|Source:||Beethoven's 9th Symphony|
|Article:||Hymn to Joy: Schiller, Beethoven, & Van Dyke by John David Peterson (from "The Hymn")|
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!