Words for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Chorus

Hear the simple truth we’re singing,

Hear it and be glad to stand.

Now step forward free in spirit,

Join with lovers of this land!

Louder, prouder, truer and surer,

Strong to endure o’er tyranny,

Man and woman height of human,

Loving life will ever be!

Thousand voices joy in praising

Joy itself arising high;

Choir of life’s soul abiding

In the light of every “I”!

Flash of sun and crash of lightning,

Ha, ha, ha! Their love is strong

For this force of song uniting

In man’s mind that does belong!

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