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Joyful, Joyful (Fill Us With Joy)

Words by Henry Van Dyke, Music by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Additional words and music by Carson Li @ KEC Worship
Key C, D, Eb
Tempo 156

Joyful Joyful we adore You
God of Glory Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before You
Op'ning 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 Your works with joy surround You
Earth and heav'n reflect Your rays
Stars and angels sing around You
Center of unbroken praise
Field and forest vale and mountain
Flow'ry meadow flashing sea
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Praising You eternally

Joy fill us with joy
Let us sing in the darkest of days
Joy fill us with joy
Let our hearts overflow with Your praise

Always giving and forgiving
Ever blessing ever blest
Well-spring of the joy of living
Ocean-depth of happy rest
Loving Father Christ our Brother
Let Your light upon us shine
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the Joy Divine

Mortals join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
God’s own love is reigning o’er us
Joining people hand in hand
Ever singing march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life

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