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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