"Joyful, Joyful" as written by Berry Gordy Jr, Freddie Perren, Alphonso James Mizell, Deke Richards, James Samuel Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Unknown Co-writer and Naughty By Nature....
Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as 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
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Drive it away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us
Fill us with the light of day
Light of day!

(Check the rhyme)
Joyful, Joyful
Lord we adore Thee
An' in my life
I put none before Thee
'Cause since I was a youngster
I came to know
That you was the only way to go

So I had to grow an´ come to an understandin´
That I´m down with the King so now I´m demandin´
That you tell me who you down with, see
'Cause all I know is that I´m down with G-O-D
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
You down with G-O-D?
(Yeah, you know me)
Who´s down with G-O-D?
(Everybody)

Come and join the chorus
The mighty, mighty chorus
Which the morning stars begun
The Father of love is reigning over us

Right away
What have you done for Him lately?
Ooh, ooh, ooh yeah
What have you done for Him lately?

He watches over everything
So we sing

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Drive it away
Giver of immortal gladness ( won´t you)
Fill us ( Fill us with the light of day, Lord, fill us)
Fill us ( oh we need You, yes we do, fill us)
Fill us ( yeah, oh, oh yeah)
Fill us ( with the light of day, Lord)
( We need you, come right away,
We need you, need you today, we need you,
I´m here to say fill us, fill us, fill us, fill us)

Fill us with the light of day ( oh, yeah)
Light of day!


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"Joyful, Joyful" as written by Berry Gordy Jr Berry Jr Gordy

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    General Commentlauren has the voice of an angel
    nerdypunkchickon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLaruryn has an incredible voice and she brings more meaning to the song.
    Angeldiva181on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti loved this song alot everytime i watch the movie i would alwys jump up and start dancin.. lauryn hill and the rest of the staff did wonderful job..
    jjgirlon May 02, 2007   Link

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