Sunday, February 12, 2012

Joyful, Joyful

"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!"

Henry  Van Dyke
tune, Ode to Joy, Ludwig Van Beethoven, from the Ninth Symphony

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  1. Love this. I had never noticed the verse to this old hymn really. I am visiting from Jumping Tandem and love the theme's of your blog. I will have to stop by again.
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

  2. Beautiful words of an old hymm.Lovely photo as well.

  3. Love that song. Thanks for sharing it. And the photo is LOVERLY!!