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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven Lyrics by Henry van Dyke VERSE 1 G D7 Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, G D God of glory, Lord of love; G G7 C Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee, G D7 G Op'ning to the sun above. D G D G Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; D B7 Em A D Drive the dark of doubt away; G D7 Giver of immortal gladness, G D7 G Fill us with the light of day! VERSE 2 G D7 All Thy works with joy surround Thee, G D Earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays, G G7 C Stars and angels sing around Thee, G D7 G Center of unbroken praise. D G D G Field and forest, vale and mountain, D B7 Em A D Flow'ry meadow flashing sea, G D7 Chanting bird and flowing fountain, G D7 G Call us to rejoice in Thee. VERSE 3 G D7 Thou art giving and forgiving, G D Ever blessing, ever blest, G G7 C Well-spring of the joy of living, G D7 G Ocean-depth of happy rest! D G D G Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, D B7 Em A D All who live in love are Thine; G D7 Teach us how to love each other, G D7 G Lift us to the joy divine. VERSE 4 G D7 Mortals join the mighty chorus, G D Which the morning stars began; G G7 C Father-love is reigning o'er us, G D7 G Brother-love binds man to man. D G D G Ever singing march we onward, D B7 Em A D Victors in the midst of strife; G D7 Joyful music lifts us sunward G D7 G In the triumph song of life.
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|Banjo||A Major B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7|
|Guitar||A Major B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7|
|Mandolin||A Major B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7|
|Piano||A Major B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7|
|Ukulele||A Major B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major G7|
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