Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hymn ~ Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee;
and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
Psalm 71:23

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Hymn written by Henry van Dyke 1907
Sung to the music:
 Hymn to Joy from the 9th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven


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,
Singing bird and flowing fountain 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.



Thank you for visiting today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this hymn.  This  was a request by one of my readers.   Both graphics in this post are free to you, just click to open larger, right click and save to your computer.  


8 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Abby: First, let me say THANK YOU. I recieved my package Friday when I returned home from my out-patient back surgery, so it came at a perfect time to bless and comfort me.
Next, I wanted to thank you for linking up in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Your art, your blog, and your love for the Lord are all a blessing to us at Word Art Wednesday, and we appreciate your heart for Him.
Have a God-blessed, happy week rejoicing in His perfect love.
Blessings and a grateful heart,
Karen L

Cindy F. Adkins said...

How nice! Thank you for sharing. Your blog looks lovely. I'm your newest follower!
Cindy @ Art,Books,Tea

Susan Smith said...

Oh so very beautiful! I love the design you made for the hymn. It's sooo pretty!

It's so wonderful that you share these hymns. I don't know all of them and do not yet know how to read music. This one I'm very familiar with. Thanks again for sharing!

::hugs:: Sü

MaxineD said...

Thank you Abby - it is a long time since I have sung these powerful words, and they are a balm to my soul.
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Very beautiful, I love that hymn. Blessings ~

momto8 said...

we should sing a song of joy everyday...imagine how our lives would be transformed!!

Scrap for Joy said...

We sang this hymn at our wedding 23 years ago and I love the way you've framed it so beautifully. Maybe I'll use it for an Anniversary card for my husband later this year.
Your generosity is always appreciated Abby.
xoxo
Happy Valentine's Day~
Joyce

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Beautiful, Abby!
Thank you so much for this.
Blessings :)