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It is a poor heart that never rejoices.

 and It is a sad heart that never rejoices.
Prov. Even a habitually sad person cannot be sad all the time. (Sometimes used to indicate that a habitually sad person is happy about something.) Jill: I've never seen Sam smile before, but today, at his retirement party, he smiled. Jane: It is a poor heart that never rejoices.
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rejoice at something

to celebrate or revel about something. Everyone rejoiced at the lucky events that had saved them. We all rejoiced at the outcome of the election.
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rejoice in someone or something

to take great joy at someone or something. I am in love and I rejoice in my beloved! Roger rejoices in a good night's sleep.
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rejoice over something

to celebrate because of something. Everyone rejoiced over their good fortune. What happened to us next was nothing to rejoice over.
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rejoice in

Have or possess something highly desirable, as in He rejoices in a keen mind. [Late 1400s]
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rejoice in

To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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The music of Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot showcases the confluence between the violinist's famed classical technique and Helfgot's magnificent voice, and is the result of a mutual admiration society.
Speaking at the debate, he had said: "I expect this vote will go through and I rejoice in it.
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I rejoice in the freedoms that the enlightened have secured for us, in the graft and enterprise that our working classes have shown, in our independence of mind.
When Only You went to No1 at Christmas 1983, I wrote on the envelope of every card I sent, "Rejoice, rejoice, justice is done .
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THIS is the day which the Lord hath made, we will be glad and rejoice in it.
Summary: Riyadh, 17 Muharram, 1432/23 December, 2010, SPA -- A number of prince today expressed happiness and rejoice over the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discharging from hospital, wishing him more good health, recovery and wellness.
The streets are busy, there is a buzz The city is alive Like a monster Like the clowns we hang around Wondering what to do or say Late shopping is here to stay And the staff need, to get organised With shifts and babysitters The unions could take on new attitudes And the council could lower tax We will see the new changes And rejoice and be hopeful.
The sentiments expressed by Mr Haigh that "it's a time to rejoice .
If you bring no joy to others, God does not rejoice in you.
When the law is changed I will rejoice at being able to use my human right to remain in a public house with my family and friends for longer than an hour, because my breathing will not be affected as it is at the moment.
Let us all rejoice in the Lord and keep festival in honor of Ralph.
The Gift of the Hawk is a collection of brief, free-verse poems that search for truth amid darkness, violence, and death, and rejoice in the joy of love amid a complex world.