209. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
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!

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,
Singing 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!
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 happy 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.

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
Title: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Author: Henry J. van Dyke (1907)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Psalm 71:23
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Joyful_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/o/joyful.htm)
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranger: Edward Hodges (1824)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Joyful_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/o/joyful.htm)



Media
Sibelius score: Joyful_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Joyful_Joyful_We_Adore_Thee)
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