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Psalm 8 - 2nd Version
ROTHLEY | Short Meter Double (8,6,8,4)
John Goss, 1800-1880
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 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent In all the earth thy name! Who hast thy glory set above The starry frame. 2 From infants' and from sucklings' mouths Is strength by thee ordained, That so the avenger may be quelled, The foe restrained. 3 When I behold thy spacious heavens, The work of thine own hand, The moon and stars in order set By thy command; 4 O, what is man, that thou should'st him In kind remembrance bear? Or what the son of man, that thou For him should'st care? 5 For thou a little lower hast Him than the angels made; With honour and with glory thou Hast crowned his head. 6 Lord of thy works thou hast him made: All unto him must yield, All sheep and oxen, yea, and beasts Which roam the field, 7 Fowl of the air, fish of the sea, All that pass through the same. O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth How great thy name!