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Hymns: “The Web of Life

Tune: L. v Beethoven Theme from 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy)

Sing of joy and gladness now

And evermore to Nature’s song

Open up our heart’s desire

With love that lasts our whole life long May the knowledge of our kinship

Spread throughout the universe,

Helping us to live our lives

In harmony with all the Earth.

All the sky is bright and glorious

All the Earth is filled with light,

When we see the Sun before us

Rising to dispel the night.

All the fears that once beset us

Fade before the rising dawn.

New-found joy comes now to let us

Join anew Creation’s song!

Sing of seas and sing of mountains!

Sing of forests and of plains!

All the universe before us

Sparkles with the falling rains!

Barren deserts, living oceans,

Teeming cities, countryside

Joined with us in joyful singing,

Celebrate the web of life!

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

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