Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hymn Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
words by Henry Van Dyke, 1907
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!

Mr. Van Dyke, said of this hymn:
These vers­es are sim­ple ex­press­ions of com­mon Christ­ian feel­ings and de­sires in this present time—hymns of to­day that may be sung to­ge­ther by peo­ple who know the thought of the age, and are not afraid that any truth of sci­ence will de­stroy re­li­gion, or any re­vo­lu­tion on earth over­throw the king­dom of hea­ven. There­fore this is a hymn of trust and joy and hope.

You can find the full lyrics here:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

My lips will shout for joy 
when I sing praise to you,
 whom you have delivered.  Psalm 71:23

I hope you have a blessed day.


  1. Abby,thanks for sharing this song; it's one of my favorites. In a painful world, I am encouraged to know that my God is the "giver of immortal gladness."

  2. I love this hymn, thank you for the music

  3. May the Lord bless you for bringing such cheer and encouragement to your blog readers!

  4. I cherish the old hymns so dearly. This one is such a beautiful one.

  5. Thank you Abby - these words are so precious - it is a long time since I have sung this hymn.

  6. A lovely post, my friend, and such a sweet reminder to joyfully sing unto our great Creator and praise His righteous name.

    I hope your Sunday was peaceful and refreshing. Hugs!

  7. I love your new look! Just beautiful. We've had many bridesmaids walk the aisle to this tune. "Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed, Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!" Praising God for the "ever blessing..."

  8. Have just had myself a good hum through...a perfect complement this melody and this message. I sure can appreciate the need for being joyful even in the gloom of current events.

  9. I am delighted to find your blog. I love the beauty and the attention to detail and the way you guide the reader to center into God. Bless you!


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