New Living Translation (NLT)
6 I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
Entertaining the Masses
What must we do to peak your interest, or to whet your appetite
Must we dance on pin heads, or sprout wings and take to flight
Must we always invite you in, and bring forth bread and wine
Must we give our souls away, just to have you always whine
Must we have sports events, and schools to raise your child
Must we speak in tongues unknown, and act as if we’re wild
Must we have rock bands and comfy seats, like in an auditorium
Or pews real hard and liturgy, that sounds like a scriptorium
Why is it not enough for us, just to gather in His house
To hear His word and sing His praise, and give a happy shout
He’s done so much to save our souls, with His amazing grace
You’d think we’d be ecstatic, just to be in His holy place
©2018 by William Pierce
Your Holy House is a place where we should meet You with reverence. Yet, did not King David play his harp and dance in the street as he praised Your name. Help us to make our bodies Your holy temple and our lives into living sacrifices. Let us fulfill Your commandments by loving You totally and our neighbors as ourselves, not in doctrines and deeds. Thank You, Lord for loving us, in spite of ourselves.