4a. How excellent 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 When I look up unto the heavens,
which thine own fingers framed,
unto the moon, and to the stars,
which were by thee ordained;

3 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?

4 For thou a little lower hast
him than the angels made;
With glory and with dignity
thou crownèd hast his head.

Text Information
First Line: How excellent in all the earth
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 8:1-5; Psalm 8:1
Topic: Adoration: of God; Angels; Creation
Source: The Scottish Psalter, 1929
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Este's Psalter, 1592

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