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Posted:  23 Feb 2006 17:17
Can you please let me know the hymn lyrics set to the music - Ode to Joy by Beethoven.
Many Thanks
Anne Chester
Posted:  23 Feb 2006 17:20
Posted:  24 Feb 2006 19:49
Here you go Anne:

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.

Words by Henry J. Van Dyke. Music by you-know-who

God bless,
Posted:  23 Sep 2006 07:03
I have known this for like ever well the beat any waz now i kno the words!!!haha
Posted:  22 Nov 2006 03:19
Posted:  30 Nov 2006 04:49
that is special
Posted:  02 Mar 2009 04:52
those are the lyrics to 'joyful joyful' not ode to joy... ode to joy is Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the lyrics are a german poem called 'ode to joy'
Posted:  03 Mar 2009 04:54   Last Edited By: steveliu
Yes, the original poster had asked about the hymn set to Beethoven's music.

In case anyone's looking, the German lyrics can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_( ...

Posted:  03 Mar 2009 17:41
Here are several more hymns which are sung to the tune of "Ode to Joy":

God Hath Spoken by His Prophets

Sing to God New Songs of Worship

Fill Your Hearts with Joy and Gladness

Glory Be to God in Heaven

When the Light of First Creation

Christ is Risen, Shout Hosanna

Sing With All the Sons of Glory
Posted:  08 Feb 2011 04:11
I love that song! it's so nice.  :-)
Posted:  21 Mar 2011 23:15
The original Schiller poem 'ode to joy' was set to is AWESOME, my favorite translation of the first verse is like:
"Joy, glorious spark of gods, daughter of Elysium - Here we enter drunk with fire, Heaven high thy sanctuary - Thy magic power binds us together, we who swords have sundered so - Beggars are made Prince's brothers, where thy gentle wing abides."
Posted:  28 Dec 2012 01:48
Thanks for the lyrics
Posted:  29 Jul 2013 07:14
Is there a version of the German lyrics singable in the hymnal arrangement?  I have the English and Chinese hymnal lyrics and desire to have the hymnal singable in German.  Please help.  Thanks.

Would you please email to <gigikyau@gmail.com> if possible?  THANKS!
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