Is a tree glad to be planted in Zion?
Do larks sing for joy to be on Zion’s Walls?
Do cows prefer grass on this side of the Jordan?
Do birds say, “My homeland!” amidst all their calls?
Is a vine glad in Shomron to be fruitful?
Do somehow they know what the prophets foretold?
Do rocks or great oak trees bear stories so truthful
Retelling the stories of heroes of old?
Is a gull glad on this shore of the ocean?
Do cats on the Temple Mount know where they stand?
Do jackals recall when this place was their portion
When desert and ruin spread over this land?
Is a sheep glad to be grazing near Zion?
Can ewes taste God’s blessing wherever they graze?
Do lambs bear a witness about our Messiah?
Do sheep know that they can be used for His ways?
Is a star glad when it shines over Zion?
Do deer love the mountainside cliffs that they tread?
Do clouds receive special commands over Zion
Exactly how far, or how long they may spread?
Is a dove glad to take flight o’er her homeland?
And when she is far, does she mourn for her home?
Do hyraxes love their strong crags in the wasteland?
Do quail long to be here, wherever they roam?
Yea, yearns creation for Zion’s salvation
But we are the ones understanding His ways
As all of Your promises come to fruition
We stand as Your watchmen, proclaiming Your praise