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25. O Lord, Our God, How Excellent (Psalm 8)

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, our God, how excellent
Title: O Lord, Our God, How Excellent (Psalm 8)
Author: Fred R. Anderson (1986)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 8; Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 21:16; Hebrews 2:6-8
Topic: Care of Creation; Creation; Providence (2 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1986 Fred R. Anderson
Tune Information
Harmonizer: George Kirby (1592)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: Este's Psalmes, 1592

Text Information:

The middle stanzas of this paraphrase of Psalm 8 probe the ancient but enduring paradox of declaring the grandeur of God’s creation while realizing how small mortals are in the midst of it all. These words are set to one of the most durable 18th-century English psalm tunes.

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
More media are available on the tune authority page.