Today's American Minute — Famous Composers wrote beloved Christmas Classics - American Minute with Bill Federer

Beethoven & Famous Composers who wrote sacred Christmas music - American Minute with Bill Federer

Famous Composers wrote beloved Christmas Classics - American Minute with Bill Federer

Beethoven & Famous Composers who wrote sacred Christmas music - American Minute with Bill Federer

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.

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