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The following is the Mozart Masonic Cantata, Dir, Seele des Weltalls, O Sonne.
To you, soul of the Universe, o sun.
We dedicate the first
Of the festive songs!
O Mighty One! Without you we would not live,
From you alone we receive fertility, warmth and light!