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BARITONE
Oh friends, not these tones!
Let us raise our voices in more
Pleasing and more joyful sounds
!

ODE TO JOY (Friedrich Schiller)

BARITONE, QUARTET, AND CHORUS
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

May he who has had the fortune
To gain a true friend
And he who has won a noble wife
Join in our jubilation!

Yes, even if he calls but one soul
His own in all the world.
But he who has failed in this
Must steal away alone and in tears.

All the world's creatures
Draw joy from nature's breast;
Both the good and the evil
Follow her rose-strewn path.

She gave us kisses and wine
And a friend loyal unto death;
She gave lust for life to the lowliest,
And the Cherub stands before God.

TENOR SOLO AND CHORUS
Joyously, as his suns speed
Through Heaven's glorious order,
Hasten, Brothers, on your way,
Exulting as a knight in victory.

CHORUS

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, daughter of Elysium
Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!,
Daughter of Elysium,
Joy, beatiful spark of Gods!.



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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    When lifted beyond hard rock and soil into the heavens by the love of another person, and then hear this ode linked with the fourth movement of beethoven's 9th symphony, and when one opens one's belief system to this expression of faith, tears of joy flow freely in the embrace.
  • paullj_catlow
    Paul LJ CatlowMar 31, 2014 at 9:18 am
    "When lifted beyond hard rock"... I don't know, though, Ritchie Blackmore and Rainbow did a pretty neat version. "Difficult to Cure", an instrumental on their "Difficult to Cure" album. Beethoven's sonata for Fender Stratocaster and rock group, which should be played hard, loud, and joyously. There's a link on the lyrics page for Rainbow.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 6:39 am
    Ok i wrote the last one but- i love ode to joy, even if its not to joy. It still is cool. And beautiful.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 6:37 am
    Whothe heck is elysium? Off to wiki it. I thought it was about joy like joy to the world sort of joy. I guess not. Oh well.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 17, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Joy is in creation and joy is in friendship, simple as that. Although we like to complicate it and commercialise it, to the point that we can no longer find it.

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