Hearts Unfold Like Flowers

Spring has sprung and we are enjoying the lovely blossoms. Singing Joyful, Joyful this morning in our devotions, I had fresh appreciation for the words, “Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee.” God’s loveliness opens our hearts and changes us.

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!