I hear the robins singing in the garden

A pair hopping from one ant to another

Having breakfast; and carolling their praise

Between each mouthful.

A thrush joins them; and a sparrow

Lending their harmonies to worship

You, Creator God;

In the distance a cock crows, and

There are crows, croaking their song.

I know, at the dawn,

Herons will be squawking,

Geese honking, coot piping.

There are hadedas shouting

And weavers and bishops shrilling.

Somewhere a bush shrike will be adding

Its liquid call that makes me want

To creep among the branches

To see its beauty.

Doves coo out their presence,

White-eyes twitter and the sunbird

Will add its shrill piping.

All singing praise to their Creator –

And my heart rejoices in their hymn

And soars in praise as silently,

With all that I am,

I too worship our Creator God.

About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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