P8c. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent

1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
in all the earth thy name!
who hast thy glory set above
the starry frame.
2 From infants' and from sucklings' mouths
is strength by thee ordained,
that so the avenger may be quelled,
the foe restrained.

3 When I behold thy spacious heavens,
the work of thine own hand,
the moon and stars in order set
by thy command;
4 O, what is man, that thou should'st him
in kind remembrance bear?
Or what the son of man, that thou
for him should'st care?

5 For thou a little lower hast
him than the angels made;
with honour and with gory thou
hast crowned his head.
6 Lord of thy works thou hast him made:
all unto him must yield,
all sheep and oxen, yea, and beasts
which roam the field,

7 Fowl of the air, fish of the sea,
all that pass through the same.
O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
how great thy name!

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
Meter: 86 84
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer: John Goss, 1800-1880
Meter: 86 84
Key: A♭ Major

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