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Hymn to Joy

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Uploaded by: Alte_neume (06/09/18)
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, adapt. Edward Hodges
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Hymn
My first upload to CB!

The introduction, interlude, and reharmonization are mine. The tune is by Beethoven, the 4-part adaptation is by Edward Hodges as presented in the American Episcopal 1982 Hymnal.

The text is by Henry Van Dyke:

1. Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love; hearts unfold like flowers before thee, praising thee, their 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.

2. All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays, starts and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, blooming meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

3. Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest, well-spring 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.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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