Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

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“The Hymn of Joy” (often called “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” after the first line) is a poem written by Henry van Dyke in 1907 with the intention of musically setting it to the famous “Ode to Joy” melody of the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphony, Symphony No. 9.

Van Dyke wrote this poem in 1907 while staying at the home of Williams College president Harry Augustus Garfield. He was serving as a guest preacher at Williams at the time. He told his host that the local Berkshire Mountains had been his inspiration. The lyrics were first published in 1911 in Van Dyke’s Book of Poems, Third Edition.

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The biggest ordeal to conquered for a novice is understanding the structure of harmonies. One can find particular courses available specializing in recognizing chord patterns and nothing else. The more time one can spend learning chords, the much better you`ll be able to without difficulty perform your preferred melodies.

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