This Night of Rejoicing

This Night of Rejoicing

This night of rejoicing is sweeping the gloom
from my gloomy soul
This night of rejoicing is weaving the room
into one great whole
Soprano and alto and tenor and bass
Blending to make a harmonious place

Ch: Oh, what a pleasure to be offline,
singing with you, my friends!
Oh, what a pleasure to be offline,
and may it never end.
Oh, what a pleasure to be offline.

This night of rejoicing goes perfectly well
with these trays of food.
This night of rejoicing leaves no place to dwell
for a gray cold mood
Download your worries and cares at the door
Upload your napkin with choc’lates galore (Ch)

This night of rejoicing is good for what ails
every weary heart
This night of rejoicing is waging a peace
in which all take part
Crammed on the couch with a songbook in hand
Open your mouth and indulge in what’s grand (Ch)


Words and music by Bret Hesla.
© 2008 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
Licensed via OneLicense.net. Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com.


Here’s to our annual solstice singing party in December. and its full throated joy!

When my grandma (my mom’s mom) was about 80, she moved into the senior apartment building in Sisseton, South Dakota. It was just a few blocks from her house. One of the first things she did was buy a a couple dozen copies of the Golden Book of Favorite Songs. She loved to sing, and wanted to sing with her friends and neighbors. After she died, most of us got a copy or two.

You can’t beat a singing party when you pass out songbooks. Or sing songs by heart.

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