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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 Eucharist, then, is that peace which is given unto us; it is that good cheer, that rejoicing, which is the perfection of love: "Love comes to its perfection in us" (1 John, 4:17) because "God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him" (1 John, 4:16); "Know also the love of Christ, which surpasses all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God" (Ephesians, 3:19).
Joy had its secular expressions, such as Ficino's rejoicing at the prosperity of his friend Bembo, charitably as if it were his own, and wishing him happiness.
But is it not too much to talk about evil in an article which is supposed to deal with the theme of rejoicing in the Christian faith?
Outside court in Jackson, Mississippi, Thomas said: "I'm rejoicing for justice in this country.
Argentinian president Nestor Kirchner has declared Britain's triumph in the Falkland Islands war a temporary "colonial victory," and criticised former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher for rejoicing in Argentina's defeat.
I hope that, in the future, they will return to racing and only then will I consider rejoicing.
We are not rejoicing because we have ended, but because we start again on that never-ending quest and exploration
Explicitly, by following the model in this story from Acts: "Gospel preaching/instruction/baptism/caring fellowship around a meal of rejoicing.
Instead of wringing our hands or rejoicing in the popularity of a few TV shows, we should all be out there, reminding relatives, friends, and coworkers that we're still here; we haven't changed.
One year the dandelions decided to play a game: Let's fool that guy who has quit his job into thinking we are rejoicing with him.
Will the Barbary Apes be rejoicing at the fact that finally there'll be a primate living on the rock that's less intelligent than them?
In explaining this parable, Jesus said that 'there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
On the contrary,England commit ed themselves with pride and no amount of rejoicing from the Welsh in the pubs (wearing their Man U shirts)could take away the fact that England took one of the best teams in the world to the last seconds.
Supported by the Greek word order, these verses read that Paul is rejoicing exceedingly, night and day, for the faith of the Thessalonians and, in that state, prays to see them in order to continue to build them up.
But the news value of this rejoicing only extended to reactions in the Middle East.