1 How excellent in all the earth,
Lord, our Lord, is thy name!
who hast thy glory far advanced
above the starry frame.
2 When I look up unto the heavens,
which thine own fingers framed,
unto the moon, and to the stars,
which were by thee ordained;
3 Then say I, What is man, that he
remembered is by thee?
Or what the son of man, that thou
so kind to him should’st be?
4 For thou a little lower hast
him than the angels made;
With glory and with dignity
thou crownèd hast his head.
|First Line:||How excellent in all the earth|
|Scripture:||Psalm 8:1-5; Psalm 8:1|
|Topic:||Adoration: of God; Angels; Creation|
|Source:||The Scottish Psalter, 1929|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Este's Psalter, 1592|
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