A Poem from Psalm 50

They Mighty One, the Lord, He speaks
And summons Earth, sunrise to set.
Out of perfect Zion He shines –
He comes and does not keep silent.

Before Him is consuming fire,
A mighty hurricane surrounds.
He calls to all to face their Judge
And see His righteousness abounds.

“Hear, O My people, I will speak
And testify against Your crimes.
For I am God, Your God alone,
And ev'ry creature here is mine.

“I do not need Your sacrifice;
Your offerings - an empty chore.
What I desire is hearts of thanks,
And faithful love, for I’m the Lord.”