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 thy works with joy surround thee

Earth and heaven 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

Love divine is reigning o'er us

Binding all within its span

Ever singing, march we onward

Victors in the midst of strife

Joyful music leads us sunward

In the triumph song of life

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