Lifespring! HymnStories

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The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS32: Lifespring! HymnStories “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Written by Henry van Dyke in 1907, this hymn was inspired by the Berkshire mountains. Mr. van Dyke was an extremely accomplished man, to say the least. Listen to the show for his story.

Performed by:

/strong>James Morrison: Gospel Collection Volume One

Download “Joyful, Joyful” (mp3)
from “James Morrison: Gospel Collection Volume One”
by James Morrison
Classic Fox Records



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    1. Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
      God of glory, Lord of love;
      Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
      Op’ning 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!


    1. All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
      Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,
      Stars and angels sing around Thee,
      Center of unbroken praise.
      Field and forest, vale and mountain,
      Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
      Singing bird and flowing fountain
      Call us to rejoice in Thee.


    1. Thou art giving and forgiving,
      Ever blessing, ever blest,
      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.


    1. 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.



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