Lyrics, Ode To Joy

by Henry van Dyke, Words adapted for use at the Sept 27th 2019 Global Climate Strike by Jeff Pinkney.

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
World of glory, world of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee,
Op’ning to the sun above.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in thee.

Eartn Is giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Wellspring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest!
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life.