from "Epiphany" by Reginald Heber
Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom, and offerings diving --
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean --
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine?
|Guess who found the hidden almond?|
Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gold would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.