Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Verse 1:
D               A 
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee 
D               A 

God of glory, Lord of love

D                   A

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee

D               A    D

Opening to the sun above

A         D         A       D

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness

A         F#/A#    Bm   E A

Drive the dark of doubt away

D     C   G/B      F#/A#

Giver of immortal gladness

D/A               A        D

Fill us with the light of day

Verse 2:

All Thy works with joy surround Thee

Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays

Stars and angels sing around Thee

Centre of unbroken praise

Field and forest, vale and mountain

Flowery meadow, flashing sea

Singing bird and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in Thee

Verse 3:

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

Verse 4:

E                 B

Mortals, join the happy chorus

E                 B

Which the morning stars began

E                 B

Father love is reigning o’er us

E                  B      E

Brother love binds man to man

B     E        B       E

Ever singing, march we onward

B       G#/C    C#m  F#  B

Victors in the midst of strife

E      D      A/C#    G#/C

Joyful music leads us Sunward

E/B                     E

In the triumph song of life