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Sing out loud!

One morning on a family camping trip I woke up to an incredibly loud, albeit lovely, birdsong. The bird sounded not only as though it was right by my head, but also incredibly big!

I was shocked to find the source to be a tiny chickadee sitting on a nearby picnic table singing with a voice 10 times its size. “Man, you are loud!” I laughed.

But it was

My life flows on in endless song Above earth’s lamentation; I hear the sweet though far-off hymn That hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing?(Pauline T., No. 533, adapt. © CSBD)

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