Thus saith the Lord, “The spacious fields,
And flocks, and herds, are Mine;
O’er all the cattle of the hills
I claim a right divine.
“I ask no sheep for sacrifice,
Nor bullocks burnt with fire;
To hope and love, to pray and praise,
Is all that I require.
“Call upon Me when trouble’s near,
My hand shall set thee free;
Then shall thy thankful lips declare
The honor due to Me.
The man that offers humble praise,
He glorifies Me best;
And those that tread My holy ways
Shall My salvation taste.