Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns.
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Augustine of Hippo
“O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” If all the earth sings a new song, it is thus building while it sings; the very act of singing is building, but only if it sings not the old song. The lust of the flesh sings the old song; the love of God sings the new. Hear why it is a new song: the Lord says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.” The whole earth then sings a new song: there the house of God is built. All the earth is the house of God. If all the earth is the house of God, he who clings not to all the earth is a ruin, not a house; that old ruin whose shadow that ancient temple represented. For there what was old was destroyed, that what was new might be built up.