Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee   2 comments

Daisies flowers in the morning

Above:  Daisies in the Morning

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1907) by Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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1.  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.

2.  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.

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 mighty 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.

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