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Rex H. Henderson

 Psalm VIII

" To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 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. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8, KJV)

 

Psalm VIII

  The Splendor of His Name

 Natureís signs and manís dignity
Begins and ends in Godís glory.
The midnightís blazing sky crowned
With a halo reflects Godís Majesty.

Only on earth is the utterance
Of His name. The prattle of childhood,
If only a cry, is more powerful
Than the starry sky in blazing hood.

Beneath these awesome suns and stars
Man is dwarfed, but God is mindful
Of him, visits him, and speaks to him,
As king of the earth he should be thankful.

The Psalm ends and begins with adoring
Wonder. Through man and nature,
Godís name shines glorious through
All the earth that each heart may be pure.   

(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003

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