Psalm 8

Music:

AMSTERDAM

Lyrics:

Psalm 8.1  LORD, our Lord, in all the earth
how excellent your name!
You above the heav’ns have set
the splendor of your fame.
2 From the mouths of infants young
you the power of praise compose
in the face of enemies
to stop avenging foes.

3 When I view the skies above
which your own fingers made,
when I see the moon and stars
which you in order laid,
4 what is man so frail and weak
that you should remember him?
What can be the son of man
that you should care for him?

5 Next to God you have made man
with light and honor crowned.
6 You placed him above your works;
beneath him all is found:
7 oxen, sheep, and all wild beasts,
8 birds, and fish the oceans claim.
9 LORD, our Lord, in all the earth
how excellent your name.