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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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