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Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee chords

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Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (Key of C)

This version has an implied bass line in the lower strings of the chords, 
descending notes c,b,a,g,f starting at 8th fret, 
and then you can use the 4/5/1 barre chords F G C at the ends of those lines.
Potentially it sounds a bit more interesting than the “regular” version.
Hope you like it!

Initial Cs are barred at 8th fret
For the F G and/or C and the end of each line: barre 1st and 3rd frets
Beginning of lines:
C  G/B  F/A  G: these can also easily be played open, just get the bass going down:
8   x    x   3              open:  C   (x3201x)
8   x    x   3                     G/B (x2000x)
9   x    x   4                     F/A (x0321x)  or Am7 (x0201x)
10  x    x   5
10  10   8   5
8   7    5   3

[Verse 1]
C       G/B     F/A  G         F             G
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
C        G/B       F/A       G          F              G   C
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
F        C         F       C        F         C       F     G
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
C     G/B   F/A   G         F                G        C
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

[Verse 2]
C       G/B        F/A    G           F                  G
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
C         G/B    F/A   G           F             G      C
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of un- broken praise.
F         C       F        C         F       C       F        G
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
C       G/B      F/A     G        F              G        C
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to re- joice in Thee.

[Verse 3]
C        G/B    F/A    G       F              G
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
C          G/B    F/A    G       F              G     C
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
F        C       F          C        F       C       F        G
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
C        G/B    F/A       G      F              G       C
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy di- vine.

[Verse 4]
C        G/B      F/A   G       F                 G
Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
C      G/B     F/A      G        F                  G      C
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
F    C        F        C       F       C      F        G
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
C      G/B   F/A      G       F              G        C
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.

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