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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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  • u
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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
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    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.
  • Cody9
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    Cody9Jan 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    ode to joy the original words ode to freedom - actually is a poem by Schiller with gay overtones written with his best friend Korner in mind. At that time the super intelligent and affluent were a separate part of society as an enclave among dark age thinking in relation to religion and modern thinking and enlightenment. the reference to Elysium shows the poem dreamed of a utopian free thinking paradise in which people could live and do as they pleased. His friendship with Korner clearly was gay and in other poems he also wrote about the equality of all with no divisions between the sexes - so ode to joy really could be taken as a hymn of anticipated freedom in the afterlife. The lyrics clearly also show the exact embodiment of Masonry and the Illuminati in spirit if not in formal membership. Ode to joy he later changed to ode to freedom for the exact reason masonry and Illuminati exist--fear of the enlightened at a dangerous time in history where they knew the truth and the powers at that time could end their Livelihood - if not their lives. Schiller claimed he was not a mason-but in fact he was-ode to joy (hymn to freedom) shows that he was the precise embodiment of it.
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    Carmen BarryMar 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    The original use of the phrase "Lust for Life" can be found in the sixth stanza of Ode to Joy. Guess Iggy Pop must be a Beethoven fan (((((:
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 9:11 am
    Felt like imagine, before john lennon. I still love imagine and it still is what i consider the best song ever, as classical stays untouched.

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