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How excellent in all the earth

How excellent in all the earth, Lord, our Lord, is thy name!

Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

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.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #4a

Text Information

First Line: How excellent in all the earth, Lord, our Lord, is thy name!
Title: How excellent in all the earth
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WINCHESTER OLD

WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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ST. DAVID


[How excellent in all the earth, Lord our Lord is Thy name]


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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #4a

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #4b

The Bible Hymnal #7

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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