[Springboard] song going round in my head

James Wiegel jfwiegel at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 09:21:14 EDT 2008

Yes, the tune, and also the words, who wrote them? -- this was one of the new religious mode songs, eh?  

I visited the Lutheran church here in Chester on Sunday, about 12 people in attendance.  The organist did not show up, so we sang "favorite hymns"  Joyful, Joyful was one selected.  The gospel was the one about Jesus walking on the water in a storm and Peter saying, if it is you, command me to come out to you and losing his nerve and sinking and Jesus grabbing him and asking, "What made you lose your nerve like that?"

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--- On Mon, 8/11/08, Marilyn R Crocker <marilyncrocker at juno.com> wrote:

> From: Marilyn R Crocker <marilyncrocker at juno.com>
> Subject: Re: [Springboard] song going round in my head
> To: jfwiegel at yahoo.com, springboard at wedgeblade.net
> Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 7:55 PM
> Hi Jim,
> Did you mean, perhaps, the classical hymn set to the tune
> of Beethoven's
> Joyful, Joyful, we Adore Thee..... to which we (OE), much
> later, set the
> words
> Come all spirits roaming freely
> Bind your will in common trust
> Stand beneath the gaze of neighbor
> Ready to engage their trust... etc.
> This may not be the music you recall, but it was the
> processional for our
> wedding in 1967, so is also going around in my head.  
> I think this following translation of Schiller's An die
> Freude is
> wonderfully appropriate for our dear David.
> Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
> Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening 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!
> All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven
> reflect Thy rays,
> Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken
> praise.
> Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow,
> flashing sea,
> Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in
> Thee.
> Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
> Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
> Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love
> are Thine;
> Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
> Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars
> began;
> Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man
> to man.
> Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of
> strife,
> Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.
> Marilyn R. Crocker, Ed.D
> Crocker & Associates, Inc.
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