Weekly Hymn #2: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

by Henry van Dyke

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 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

Singing bird and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in Thee!

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

Each us how to love each other

Lift us to the joy divine!

Mortals, join the happy chorus

Which the morning stars began

Father love is reigning o’er us

Draws us through the Son of Man

Ever singing, march we onward

Victors in the midst of strife

Joyful music leads us onward

In the triumph song of life

SDG <><

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