Psalm 8 eText - eText

Text of the Poem

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     5  
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!