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From: Kathy Lokhorst
Words and music: Henry Van Dyke
From: Guitar Picker -
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

G                            D
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
G                            G/D         D
God of glory, Lord of love;
G                        G7        C
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,
G/D                          D          G
Opening to the sun above.

D                G                  D              G
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
D                   B7              Em    A7   D7
Drive the dark of doubt away;
G                            D             D7/C
Giver of immortal gladness,
G/B           D       G          D7          G
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,
Centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting 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 mighty 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 triumphant song of life.