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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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References in classic literature ?
Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections?
Well might his sister, believing as she really did that his opinion of Fanny Price was scarcely beyond her merits, rejoice in her prospects.
Good; there is no time lost, -- you will rejoice when I am gone.
Napoleon did not notice this expression; he treated Balashev not as an envoy from his enemy, but as a man now fully devoted to him and who must rejoice at his former master's humiliation.
I should rejoice to see you at any time so deeply absorbed in your devotions that you had not a single thought to spare for me.
I know your reason," said Allworthy, "and shall rejoice as much as you to find it otherwise; yet you must remember, you yourself confest it before me.
asketh the load-bearing spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength.
Yes--that told you to rejoice and be glad, you know; that's why father named 'em the 'rejoicing texts.
He said if God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times to be glad and rejoice, He must want us to do it--SOME.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart.
There are many answers to that question, but one I find helpful is when St Paul tells us that: "Love is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
For example, passage 3:13 reads "And he said, / If you bring joy to others, God rejoices in you.
Our world today rejoices in the holy men and women who labour in the Kaligats and Nirmal Hridays in India [Blessed Mother Teresa].
Upon seeing his returned son, the father rejoices and uses a large portion of the remaining inheritance to prepare a feast for his lost son.
He rejoices that "there are a few places left that are still truly wild.