Charity Should Make the Giver Sing

Music: Volte.
By Michael Praetorius.
Sequenced by Curtis Clark at
The Internet Renaissance Band.

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Charity should make the giver sing,
Happy in the undertow of sharing.
A gift should not be given out of duty,
Remiss in both its pleasure and its beauty,
Intent on rectitude, bereft of caring.
The burdens of the world may be worth bearing,
Yet gifts should still a certain lightness bring.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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