BibleGateway: Psalm 8
ESV Text: Psalm 8
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1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!(KJV)
Hymn: WS 743:
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, O Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Your great Name we praise.
2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Not wanting, not wasting, You rule in Your might;
Your justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Your clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
3. All life You engender, in great and in small;
Of all life Befriender, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish in richness and range,
We wither and perish – but You never change.
4. Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Your angels adore You, all veiling their sight;
Our praises we render, oh lead us to see
The light of Your splender, Your love’s majesty.