Text:Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Author:Henry van Dyke
Adapter:Edward Hodges
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending):Dan Burgess
Composer:Ludwig van Beethoven

90. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs 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.

2 All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
Earth and heav'n 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.

3 Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring 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.

4 Mortals, join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o'er us,
Leading us with mercy's hand.
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife.
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life.

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
Title: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Author: Henry van Dyke
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Adore the Lord; Adoration and Praise: God Our Father
Notes: Optional choral ending.
Tune Information
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Adapter: Edward Hodges
Arranger (last stanza setting and choral ending): Dan Burgess
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. ⓒ Copyright 1997 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music and Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)
Notes: Optional last stanza setting in the key of A-flat. Optional choral ending.

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