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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Author: Henry van Dyke
sung to the tune of: "Ode to Joy"
 by: Ludwig van Beethoven

I hope you enjoy!

    D       A
    Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
    D      A
    God of glory, Lord of love;
    D        A
    Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
    D       A      G   D
    Op’ning to the sun above.

    A        D         A       D
    Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
    A     D           G     A
    Drive the dark of doubt away;
    D     A
    Giver of immortal gladness,
    D       G        A        D
    Fill us with the light of day!

    D       A      
    All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
    D           A           
    Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,
    D         A
    Stars and angels sing around Thee,
    D      A    G      D
    Center of unbroken praise.

    A         D       A        D
    Field and forest, vale and mountain,
    A       D       G        A
    Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
    D       A
    Singing bird and flowing fountain
    D       A    G     D
    Call us to rejoice in Thee. 

    C        G
    Thou art giving and forgiving,
    C        G
    Ever blessing, ever blest,
    C          G
    Wellspring of the joy of living,
    C      G        F    C
    Ocean depth of happy rest!

    G        C       G          C
    Thou our Father, Christ our Brother,
    G       C       F        G
    All who live in love are Thine;
    C        G
    Teach us how to love each other,
    C       G      F   C
    Lift us to the joy divine.

    C        G
    Mortals, join the happy chorus,
    C         G
    Which the morning stars began;
    C      G
    Father love is reigning o’er us,
    C       G    F         C
    Brother love binds man to man.

    G    C        G        C
    Ever singing, march we onward,
    G       C      F        G
    Victors in the midst of strife,
    C      G
    Joyful music leads us Sunward
    C      G       F    C
    In the triumph song of life.
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josephbburg 19 wrote on April 17 2015, 09:24 pm, edited at 09:27 pm

Nice! But Beethoven would never use a A-G chord progression like this. It should be G first then A. Same goes for G and F. F should come first!

That doesn't mean it's wrong, but Beethoven wouldn't do it.

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sforster2301 164 wrote on July 16 2015, 05:08 pm

Lack of accuracy. The chord progression is lacking and like the commenter said...Beethoven would never have done it that way! Sorry, but this tab is a no-go :(

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