Symphony No.9 In D Minor Opus 125: Prelude To 4th Movement - The Ode To Joy (English Translation)
Words:Georges Picard
Music:Ludvig van Beethoven
Performed By:  Unknown
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To the tune of "Ode to Joy" by J.S. Bach
English Translation (Translated by Georges Picard)
Official anthem of the European Union (EU)

Joy, Oh! divine scintillation
Sparkling from Elysium,
With a cheerful animation
Goddess, to thy shrine we come.

These our nations once divided
Now your magic spells unite,
Where your wing does beat around them
Brotherhood and love delight.

With a kiss bestowed on millions
Embraced in fraternity,
Let us build a world of union
And peace for all humanity.
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