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it is a poor heart that never rejoices

Even someone who tends to feel sad can find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. I'm sure this vacation will perk him up. It is a poor heart that never rejoices, after all.
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it is a sad heart that never rejoices

Even someone who tends to feel sad can find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. I'm sure this vacation will perk him up. It is a sad heart that never rejoices, after all.
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rejoice at (something)

To celebrate about or because of something; to be very joyous or delighted about something. People flooded the streets rejoicing at the team's victory. We rejoiced at the announcement that law was being repealed.
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rejoice in (something)

To find great joy, amusement, or delight in or about something. Just because you weren't successful doesn't mean you should rejoice in seeing other people fail. I always rejoice in an opportunity to spend time with my kids.
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rejoice over (something)

To celebrate, revel, or make merry about or because of something. People flooded the streets rejoicing over the team's victory. Before you start rejoicing over the success of the project, we should take stock of how far back costs of the development set us.
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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

v.
To feel joyful or delighted about something or someone: All the fans rejoiced in the team's success.
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Your hearts will rejoice. Jesus assures his disciples that grief will not have the last word.
Critique: Exceptionally well written and presented, "My Spirit Rejoices: Imagining and Praying the Magnifcat with Mary" is both inspired and inspiring.
True love is glad about justice and rejoices in the truth.
Our world rejoices in the poor, humble porter of Montreal [Brother Andre Bessette], and all those like him who graciously offer hospitality and kindness to the multitudes, without ever counting the cost.
Baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit, we Christians are called to "rejoice always." But you may object: Life is difficult, filled with problems, sufferings, and worries--how can I rejoice always?
Even in difficult times and severe storms, we can "rejoice always" because we can find true joy and happiness in God.
"My soul rejoices in my God." Today's responsorial psalm echoes Mary's song of praise and rejoicing for the manifold blessings God had bestowed upon His people.
Today's liturgical readings tell us that there is a lot of reason to rejoice. The prophet Isaiah says that the Messiah coming as a prophet and liberator will reverse everything.
Jesus said to His disciples, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
On the eve of his passion, Jesus speaks to the disciples about the grief they will feel after his death as the world rejoices at what it perceives as its victory.
In a similar vein, Paul's letter to the Philippians says: 'Rejoice in the Lord always.
The Third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday because of its dominant note of gladness.
The shepherd put the sheep on his shoulders and joyfully walked home getting his neighbours to rejoice with him.
After three weeks of the more somber observations of Lent and calls for repentance, we arrive at Laetare Sunday, the day in which we are called by the psalmist to rejoice! We are halfway through our Lenten journey toward the cross.
"You are now in anguish," Jesus says, "but your hearts will rejoice." Anguish is something more painful.