HYMN TO JOY

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

He was born in the German town of Bonn on the 16th of December 1770. His grandfather Ludwig and his father Johann were both musicians. Johann was to act as little Ludwig's first music teacher, but Ludwig soon changed to the court organist C. G. Neefe. Passing eleven years of age, Ludwig deputized for Neefe, and at twelve had his first music published. He then stayed as Neefe's assistant until 1787, when at seventeen, he took off for Vienna. Even though Vienna was to be his home for the rest of his life, this first visit was short. On hearing that his mother was dying, he quickly returned to Bonn. Five years later he finally moved to Vienna to live and work. After arriving in 1792 he studied composition and counterpoint under Haydn, Schen… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)
Meter: 76.76.78.76
Incipit: 33455 43211 23322
Key: G Major or modal
Source: from Beethoven's 9th Sym­pho­ny
Copyright: Public Domain
Article: Hymn to Joy: Schiller, Beethoven, & Van Dyke by John David Peterson (from "The Hymn")

Texts

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore You,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before You,
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!
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Media

African American Heritage Hymnal #120
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #7
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #31
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The Cyber Hymnal #870
Text: Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
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The Cyber Hymnal #2245
Text: Hear What God the Lord Hath Spoken
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The Cyber Hymnal #3409
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #3679
Text: Let the World Their Virtue Boast
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The Cyber Hymnal #6094
Text: Sing with All the Saints in Glory
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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #1
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Timeless Truths #209
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
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The United Methodist Hymnal #89
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
The United Methodist Hymnal #702
Text: Sing with All the Saints in Glory
Worship and Rejoice #59
Text: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Worship and Rejoice #289
Text: Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven
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A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #25
African American Heritage Hymnal #120TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #7TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #47TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #585TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #13TextImage
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #272TextImage
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #369TextImage
Cáliz de Bendiciones: Himnario Discipulos de Cristo #5
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #32Image
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #217Image
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #310Image
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #525Image
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #560Image
Celebration Hymnal #90TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #271Image
Celebration Hymnal #365Image
Chalice Hymnal #2Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #31AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #169Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #120aText
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #173Text
Common Praise #425Text
Community of Christ Sings #62
Community of Christ Sings #99
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #214Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #836Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #539Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #614Image
Gather Comprehensive #442Text
Gather Comprehensive #528Text
Gather Comprehensive #714Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #442
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #518
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #520
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #704
Gifts of Love: new hymns for today's worship #23Text
Gifts of Love: new hymns for today's worship #35Text
Gifts of Love: new hymns for today's worship #41Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #248TextImageAudioFlexscore
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #611TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #60
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #376TextImage
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #22
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #352
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #581
Hymns of Faith #29TextImage
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #20
Hymns of Truth & Light #7
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #317
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #435
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #204ImageAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #581ImageAudio
Living Hymns #8
Lutheran Service Book #477Text
Lutheran Service Book #803Text
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #5
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #32
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #104TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #464TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #521Text
Sanktaj Mesoj de la 50-a IKUE-kongreso: Ekumena Diserva Libro Prov-eldono 3-a kajero #3
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #12
Sing Joyfully #13TextImage
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #2aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #48Text
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #49Text
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #59aText
The Christian Life Hymnal #190
The Christian Life Hymnal #235
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #11
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #249
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #613
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #1Score
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #215
The New Century Hymnal #4Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #89TextImageAudioScore
The United Methodist Hymnal #702TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #20TextImage
The Worshiping Church #254TextImage
The Worshiping Church #311TextImage
The Worshiping Church #720TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #122TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #232Text
Worship and Rejoice #24TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #59TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #289TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #667TextImageAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #11