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Let us sing each song twice over

Let us never be afraid of innocent joy; God is good and what he does is well done; resign yourself to everything, even happiness; ask for the spirit of sacrifice, of detachment, of renunciation, and above all, for the spirit of joy and gratitude. --Amiel. That's the wise thrush; He sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture! --Robert Browning. And these things we write, that our joy may be made full. --1 John 1. 4. My prayer today: Lord God, help me to keep the things under my feet that are inclined to destroy happiness. Show me clearly the line which divides right and wrong, that I may not fear the censure of the world. Help me to act with good judgment and be calm in obeying thy laws. Amen.