Obedience is better than sacrifice.
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 al] 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.|