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Psalm 8 - 1st Version
WINCHESTER OLD | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Based on Christopher Tye, 1553 In Este's Psalter, 1592
1 ¶ 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!
1 HOW excellent in all the earth, Lord, our Lord, is thy name! Who hast thy glory far advanced Above the starry frame. 2 From infants' and from sucklings' mouth Thou power didst ordain, Because of foes, that so thou might'st The vengeful foe restrain. 3 When I look up unto thy heavens, Which thine own fingers framed, Unto the moon and to the stars, Which were by thee ordained; 4 Then say I, What is man, that he Remembered is by thee? Or what the son of man, that thou So kind to him should'st be? 5 For thou a little lower hast Him than the angels made; With glory and with dignity Thou crowned hast his head. 6 Of thy hands' works thou madest him lord; All 'neath his feet didst lay, 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and beasts That in the field do stray; 8 Fowl of the air, fish of the sea, All that pass through the same. 9 How excellent in all the earth, Lord, our Lord, is thy name!