Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
July 19, 2020
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, 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!
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, flow’ry 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
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to Thy joy divine
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