Psalm 8

W. W. J. VanOene, 1972 & William Helder, 1980

  1. O LORD, our Lord, Thou God of our salvation,
    How glorious is Thy Name in all creation!
    Thou who hast set Thy majesty on high
    Beyond the skies for man to glorify.
  2. Out of the mouth of infants praise is sounded,
    And so a mighty bulwark Thou hast founded.
    Thus breakest Thou the adversary’s force
    And thwartest Thou the evildoer’s course.
  3. When I behold the skies Thou hast created,
    The moon and stars which Thou hast generated,
    O what is man that Thou wilt think of him,
    The son of man that Thou dost care for him?
  4. Yet, little less than God - so hast Thou made him,
    And Thou with glorious honor hast arrayed him,
    That over Thy creation he might reign;
    Thou hast assigned all things as man’s domain.
  5. Thou hast appointed him as lord and master
    Of bird and beast in forest, field, and pasture;
    He also rules the creatures of the sea.
    O LORD, how great is Thy Name’s majesty.