Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before thee, Praising thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the gloom of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day.
[Text: Henry van Dyke; Tune: Ludwig van Beethoven]
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come. [The Song of Solomon 2:12]