803. Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,
Praising Thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
Drive the gloom 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,
Flow'ry 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!
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Fountainhead of love divine:
Joyful, we Thy heav'n inherit!
Joyful, we by grace are Thine!

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful we adore Thee
Title: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Author: Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Psalm 5:11; Philippians 4:4; Psalm 8:3
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Adapter: Edward Hodges, 1796-1867
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major or modal



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