LORD, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name

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Further Reflections on Scripture References

God's glory displayed in the heavens inspires the psalmist and us to proclaim the greatness of Cod's name (st. 1, refrain). So great is the LORD's name and glory "in all the earth" that praise from even the weakest members of society, infants and chil­dren, will silence God's enemies (st. 2). The starry heaven's majesty shows what puny creatures human beings are (st. 3), and yet the One who fashioned the moon and stars has also crowned humans with almost godlike glory and honor (st. 4), appointing them to authority over all creation (st. 5)-this thought evokes in the poet a wonder that refuses to be silent. New Testament writers see these divine appointments for humanity fully realized only in Jesus Christ (Heb. 2:5-9). The Psalter Hymnal versifi­cation is from the 1912 Psalter.
Bert Polman, Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

God’s creative power, on display all around us, both obligates us and motivates us to give him worship. His work of creating all, and his constant care for all of it, stirs us in thanksgiving. Belgic Confession, Articles 12 and 13 spell these truths out beautifully: “We believe that the Father, when it seemed good to him, created heaven and earth and all other creatures from nothing, by the Word—that is to say, by the Son…”
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 9 and 10, Questions and Answers 26-28 do the same: “…the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth…”

Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 1 identifies the exclamation that gives us joy: “Our World Belongs to God!” and then in paragraph 8 testifies that “In the beginning, God—Father, Word, Spirit—called this world into being out of nothing, and gave it shape and order.”

Additional Prayers

Creator God, heavenly Father,
you alone know why you love your people, and in you alone we can love one another.
By your Spirit, help us to find our true worth, not in other created things, but in you.
Keep us faithful in our care for your world and in our compassion for your people.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, creation’s Redeemer. Amen.
Psalms for All Seasons, Psalm 8

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C Major


Hymn Story/Background

— Bert Polman

Author Information

— Bert Polman and Jack Reiffer

Composer Information

— John Julian Dictionary of Hymnology
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