Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

      Joyful

      Joyful

Words: Henry van Dyke
Music:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Arr:      Edward Hodges

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening 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!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.

One Response to Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

  1. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not
    sure whether this post is written by him as no one
    else know such detailed about my difficulty. You are wonderful!
    Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *