Joy, thou beauteous godly lighting

    (Ode) To Joy – An die Freude


Joy, thou beauteous godly lighting,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire drunken we are ent’ring
Heavenly, thy holy home!

Thy enchantments bind together,
What did custom’s sword divide,*
Beggars are a prince’s brother,*
Where thy gentle wings abide.

Chorus
Be embrac’d, ye millions yonder!
Take this kiss throughout the world!
Brothers—o’er the stars unfurl’d
Must reside a loving father.

Friedrich Schiller’s words made glorious and immortal by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Holkham pine woods, Norfolk come alive in early morning light.
Holkham pine woods, Norfolk come alive in early morning light.
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