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|
|Topic:||Adoration: of God; Angels; v|
|Source:||Psalm 8, verses 1, 3-5 The Scottish Psalter, 1929|
|Adapter:||Gordon J. Munro (b. 1972)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Melody from Este's Psalter 1592 as arranged in Scottish Psalter, 1635|