Tell the World How Lovely Is the Earth

Music: Entrance to the Queen of Sheba.
By George Frideric Handel.
Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
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Tell the world how lovely is the Earth.
Hear, O World! The Earth! The Earth is lovely!
Introduce the guests to their own home.
Remind them, please, that everything's on loan,
That what they borrow they should not use roughly,
Yielding back a jewel of equal worth.

Find words to give them words that are their own.
One can be a midwife of rebirth.
Undo with patience people in a hurry,
Restoring melodies they then can hone.

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