make a joyful shout to the Lord

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!

from “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” by Henry J. van Dyke 1907

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