I had an "earworm" today of "O For a Thousand Tongues to SIng"-- I love the tune, but ack, the words not so much! Because I seemed to be stuck with it, I decided it needed new words. Here is my draft-- feel free to make suggestions for changes. I recorded it for people who don't know the melody, and I need to give the caveat, like Dr. McCoy-- I'm a doctor, not a singer, lol! The tuning's not perfect. But you'll get the idea.
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
--adapted from Charles Wesley, 1740
O for a thousand tongues to sing Great Epicurus’ praise,
The glories ever echoing, the triumphs of his ways!
He hosted monthly physics feasts, his observations keen,
he taught materiality, no fearful fates unseen.
No supernatural designs, no torments after death,
no absolutes, no ideal realms, but what a universe!
Eternal, indivisible, with motion never ceased,
the atoms in the void combine to form each plant and beast.
Without an interfering god, without an abstract guide,
the path is clear: in pleasure our desires satisfied!
Honor to Epicurus, let us shout his teachings wide,
the pleasures of this life abound, with dear friends by our side!