A musical collaboration between Ludwig van Beethoven and a pastor poet gave us one of the most joyous hymns of all time. Henry van Dyke was born November 10, 1852, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. With quite the varied career, Henry wrote “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” after gazing on the beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. On this episode of Hugs From Heaven, let’s look back at his life and see his inspiration for this now beloved hymn.

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Moira Brown

With over 40 years of broadcast experience, Moira is known and loved across Canada. Best known for her work on 100 Huntley Street, Moira now offers daily encouragement with her Faith Strong Today podcast Hugs From Heaven, sharing her life experiences and interests in her warm, show-and-tell style.

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