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    Morning over the bay

    Rejoice, all the Heavens

    Simon Mercer

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    • Deborah

      I love, love, love it! Glorious !

    • Nicole Solomon

      Thank you. This song means so much to me, and while I can hear it still being sung in my mind and heart, I would give anything to hear it again sung while surrounded by brothers and sisters singing it. Thank you for sharing it!

    I will never forget,
    that once,
    Having only encountered
    A Christianity that
    Denied creation
    And vilified the forces
    Of nature,
    I came upon a singing*
    And a song, that had
    Gut-force and fierce longing
    It was primitive
    And positive, ancient
    And yet vibrant.
    It celebrated the praise
    Offered by Earth, Wind, Fire
    And all other creatures
    to the child in the manger
    He who was refused
    Entry to the inn.


    *Rejoice, all the Heavens,
    Rejoice, all the earth,
    Rejoice again, all things,
    With gladness and mirth!
    On earth here beneath us,
    In Heaven above us,
    The Child in the manger
    Praise we with gladness!

    Earth, water, air, fire,
    And lightning from heaven,
    And people and angels
    Sing gladly together!
    On earth here beneath us,
    In Heaven above us,
    The Child in the manger
    Praise we with gladness!

    Karl Schmider, Strassburger Gesangbuch, 1697

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