Life: An animal watcher's psalm

As the deer pants for water
May my soul long for Thee.

As the pup yearns and reaches
May my heart feel Your touch.

As the cattle graze on hills
May my being enjoy Your care.

As the kitten sleeps in serenity
May my spirit rest in trust.

As the pelican plunges into sea
May my mind hunger for truth.

As the shorebird advance and retreat
May my will move with Thee.

As the sheep live in pasture
May my soul be at peace.