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A Psalm of David

O Lord our Lord, in all the earth, How does thy name excel?

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1 O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
how does thy name excel!
Who high above the heavens hast set
thy majesty to dwell.
2 From mouths of babes and sucklings thou
dost power and praise ordain;
That thou mayst still thine enemies,
and spiteful foes restrain.

3 When I thy glorious heavens behold,
thy fingers work divine,
The moon and stars which thou hast set
in order as they shine;
4 O what is wretched man that thou
shouldst have him in thy mind,
And Adam's son, that thou shouldst be
to visit him so kind?

5 For than the Angels thou hast him
but little lower made;
With glory and with majesty
thou crowned hast his head.
6 To Him dominion Thou hast given
over thy works below;
Under his feet hast put them all,
to him hast made them bow.

7 Both all the tamer flocks and herds,
wild beasts that range more free,
8 Swift in the air the fowls that fly,
and fishes of the sea.
9 Yea those that make great paths along
the sea, and pass the same
O LORD, our Lord, in all the earth,
how excellent thy name!

The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, 1758

Text Information

First Line: O Lord our Lord, in all the earth, How does thy name excel?
Title: A Psalm of David
Language: English
Publication Date: 1758
Copyright: Public Domain


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