a bright yellow garden.

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
(Henry J. van Dyke)

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.


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Elizabeth said...

sister act.

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karawarnock; said...

what is the word you had in mind joel?

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Anonymous said...

hahahaha (i dont know what i am laughing about i just thought i would pretend to know) in fact i dont understand any of these comments. I must not be very bright, unless it is some kind of inside joke?

I have to say i am not a huge fan of that song...although the lyrics are quite good. It must be becuase it is one of the many songs my grandma always sings...

dams said...

i wish we sang more hymns. sometimes the tunes could use a little help but so many have such rich lyrics.

Nate said...

Hahah good one Joel.


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