Psalm 8 (literal)

David Koyzis ©

  1. O Lord, our Lord, Your name excels creation!
    Your glory far surpasses every nation.
    Out of the mouths of children flows Your praise
    To silence rebels who forsake Your ways.
  2. When I behold the works Your hands have molded--
    Sun, moon and stars across the sky unfolded--
    What is a man that You a thought should spare,
    The son of man that he should own Your care?
  3. Yet You have made him to reflect Your splendor,
    Crowned him with glory and with highest honor,
    Placed him as steward over all You've made;
    Beneath his feet Your earthly realm is laid.
  4. Earth's flocks and herds in grace to him You've given,
    Beasts wild and tame, and birds that soar through heaven;
    Fish in the sea You've given him to claim,
    O Lord, our Lord, how excellent Your name!