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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers 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

All they 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

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

Mortals join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
Father love is reigning ov'er us
Brother love binds man to man
Ever signing, march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life


Music by:

Ludwig Van Beethoven, based on his Symphony No. 9., fourth movement "Ode to Joy"

Lyrics by:


This is not the English version of Schiller's poem An die Freude (Ode to Joy). It is a completely different song, sung to the same tune.

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