JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

 

FULL BAND

INTRO/INTERLUDES x2:  

G    D/F#     Em     (D/F#)

 

 

G                    D/F#

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee

Em

God of glory, Lord of love.

G                            D/F#

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,

Em

Opening to the sun above.

D             

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

D                           (A)          

Drive the dark of doubt away.

G                 D/F#

Giver of immortal gladness,

Em

Fill us with the light of day.

 

 

G                           D/F#

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, 

Em                                      

Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays. 

G                          D/F#

Stars and angels sing around Thee,

Em                           

Center of unbroken praise.

D               G         D             G

Field and forest, vale and mountain, 

D           G             A            

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

G                             D/F# 

Chanting bird, and flowing fountain 

Em              D/F# 

Call us to rejoice in Thee.

 

G                       D/F#

Thou art giving and forgiving,

Em                D/F#

Ever blessing, ever blest.

G                         D/F#

Wellspring of the joy of living,

Em                          D         

Ocean depth of happy rest.

D             G           D              G

Thou the Father, Christ our Brother,

D           G         A           

All who live in love are Thine.

G                         D/F#

Teach us how to love each other,

Em                 D/F#    

Lift us to the joy divine.

 

 

INTERLUDE/OUTRO x2:  

G    D/F#     Em     D/F#

 

 

G                         D/F#

Mortals, join the mighty chorus,

Em                      

Which the morning stars began.

G                     D/F#

Father love is reigning o’er us,

Em                             

Brother love binds man to man.

D      (G           D               G)

Ever singing, march we onward,

D          (G         A)           

Victors in the midst of strife.

G                  D/F#

Joyful music lifts us Sunward

C                     D/F#     

In the triumph song of life.

Written by Hen­ry J. van Dyke, 1907 

From the 9th Sym­pho­ny of Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021

 

CHRISTMAS

INTRO/INTERLUDES:  

G     D/F#     C     D/F#

 

 

G                    D/F#

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee

C             D/F#

God of glory, Lord of love.

G                            D/F#

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,

C                         D      G

Opening to the sun above.

D             G               D          G

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,

D              G            A          D

Drive the dark of doubt away.

G                 D/F#

Giver of immortal gladness,

C                      D/F#      G

Fill us with the light of day.

 

 

G                           D/F#

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, 

C                     D/F#

Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays. 

G                          D/F#

Stars and angels sing around Thee,

C                   D         G

Center of unbroken praise.

D               G         D             G

Field and forest, vale and mountain, 

D           G             A            D

Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

G                             D/F# 

Chanting bird, and flowing fountain 

C                  D/F#     G

Call us to rejoice in Thee.

 

 

G                       D/F#

Thou art giving and forgiving,

C             D/F#

Ever blessing, ever blest.

G                         D/F#

Wellspring of the joy of living,

C                          D         G

Ocean depth of happy rest.

D             G           D              G

Thou the Father, Christ our Brother,

D           G         A           D

All who live in love are Thine.

G                         D/F#

Teach us how to love each other,

C                 D/F#    G

Lift us to the joy divine.

 

 

G                         D/F#

Mortals, join the mighty chorus,

C                       D/F#

Which the morning stars began.

G                     D/F#

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/F#

Joyful music lifts us sunward

C                     D/F#     G

In the triumph song of life.

Written by Hen­ry J. van Dyke, 1907 

From the 9th Sym­pho­ny of Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021

 

ACOUSTIC

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

Recording and arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021