29. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, God of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
hail thee as the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the pain of doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the joy of day.

2 All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heav’n reflect thy rays,
stars and planets sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise;
field and forest, vale and mountain, blossoming meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in thee.

3 Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest;
wellspring of the joy of living,
ocean-depth of happy rest.
Ever singing march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music lifts 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, 1852-1933
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Transcending Mystery and Wonder: Praise and Transcendence; Celebration and Praise; God, Goddess, and Spirit (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Key: F Major or modal

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