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Charles Wesley / Rowland Prichard 'Love divine, all love excelling'

Isaac Watts, Joy to the World (1719)

Joy to the World (flashmob)

John Tavener, 'The Lamb'

Sufjan Stevens, playing banjo


Sufjan Stevens, Come thou fount of every blessing (orig. Robert Robinson, English Dissenter, composed 1757)

Sufjan Stevens, O Holy Night! (orig. Adolphe Adam, 1847, set to the French poem 'Midnight, Christians' by Placide Cappeau)



William Blake, 'The School Boy', from Songs of Innocence

Allen Ginsberg, 'Laughing Song' (Audio clip)

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

when the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing "Ha, ha he!"

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of "Ha, ha, he!"

Jeff Gillett, 'Laughing Song'

William Blake, 'Song: How sweet I roam'd from field to field'