Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How Majestic is Your Name!

David is now king of part of Israel. All during his adult life, he continued to journal, and write poems, and put his poetry to music.
A collection of his writings are in the book called Psalms. Many of them were written during this time. Psalm 8 is one of my personal favorites, and a very well known worship song is based on it.
It is S-O-O-O beautiful, and elegant, and worshipful, I have included it in its entirety...
Psalm 8
For the director of music. According to gittith [a].
A psalm of David.

1 "O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise [b]
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings [c]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

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