It is written, in the book of the Exodus, chapter 9
Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the childrens of Israel.
And the Lord appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land.
And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
And now, the end of cattle plague, or rinderpest. It has been globally eradicated. Something to be grateful for, and worthy of praise.
(I first learned of rinderpest about a decade ago, when the hoof/foot-in-mouth outbreak in Britain occasioned the revival of a rinderpest hymn.)
“No more deaths from rinderpest” (World Organisation for Animal Health, May 25, 2011)
“Churches called on to resurrect plague hymn“Â Â (Telegraph, March 25, 2001)