Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
God of glory Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow'rs 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
Chanting birds and flowing fountains
Call us to rejoice in Thee
Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blessed.
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.
Mortals join the happy 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.
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS
AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE