Joyful Harts Music Library
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening 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!
All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee,
center 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 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.
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1)
make remarks about the beauty of summer and the blessings of creation. Emphasize the importance of worship and praise for what we already have as well as the blessings to come. Give glory to God!
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3)
read Psalm 103: 1 - 11. Let the song end.
3, When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;