Do we sing as much as the birds do?
Yet what have birds to sing about, compared with us?
Think you, do we sing as much as the angels do?
yet were they never redeemed by the blood of Christ.
Birds of the air, shall ye excel me?
Angels of heaven, shall ye exceed me?
Ye have done so, but I do intend to emulate you henceforth,
and day by day, and night by night, pour forth my soul in sacred song.
- Charles Spurgeon