Today's American Minute — Beethoven
Beethoven, Famous Composers, & their sacred Christmas music - American Minute with Bill Federer
& their sacred Christmas music Beethoven Famous Composers
Not only was Friedrich Shillers's "Ode to Joy" set to Beethoven's Ninth, but so was "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee," a hymn written in 1907 by Princeton professor Henry Van Dyke:
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
opening to the sun above.