There's a stripped-down version of "The Pearl."
I'm not sure if this is the most beautiful song in the entire universe, or if Janis Ian's "On The Other Side" is, but it's a near thing either way.
Go listen, if you know what's good.
Like the falling stars from the universe we are hurled
Down through the long loneliness of the world.
Until we behold the pain become the pearl.