joyful joyful we adore thee

G                       D

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,

C                D

God of glory, Lord of love;

G                          D

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,

C                       D         G

opening to the sun above.



G                      D

Thou art giving and forgiving,

C                D

ever blessing, ever blessed,

G                         D

Wellspring of the joy of living,

C                        D         G

ocean depth of happy rest!



G                         D

Mortals, join the happy chorus,

C                  D

which the morning stars began;

G                      D

Father love is reigning o’er us,

C                             D         G

brother love binds man to man.

D             G          D            G

Ever singing, march we onward,

D          G            A            D

victors in the midst of strife,

G                         D

Joyful music leads us Sunward

C                      D         G

in the triumph song of life.

Written by Hen­ry J. van Dyke, 1907 

From the 9th Sym­pho­ny of Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee chord sheet by Nathan Drake


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