|Total Playing Time: 2:48 (mm:ss) Original
Key: G Major
Item Description: A grand orchestral arrangement of the Ode to Joy, the famous melody from the finale of Beethoven's 9th symphony. Begins intimately, with guitar and solo cello, and quickly opens to full orchestra. Makes a perfect congregational worship song for themes of happiness and thanksgiving.
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Joyful, joyful we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before thee,
praising thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the gloom of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.
All thy works with joy surround thee;
Earth and heav'n reflect thy rays.
Stars and angels sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flow'ry meadow, flashing seas,
chanting bird, and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
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!