I recently posted a poetic version of Psalm 150 which you can read here – Psalm 150 Poetry.
At church this week I was inspired to write this poetic version of Psalm 8. Here’s the poem, and after the text of the Scripture.
How wonderful You are!
The greatness of Your Name
Throughout all the earth
Is Your magnificent fame
When I consider
The works of Your hands
The moon, and the stars,
All the seas and lands.
What am I before You?
A mere human being
A son of man
All my cares You are seeing
I am less than a god
And lower than an angel
Yet crowned with such honour
Your glory I’ll tell
You made me a ruler
Over the works of Your hands
All creation is beneath me
From the snows to the sands
The sheep and the oxen
The wild beasts too
The fish of the sea
And the birds that flew
How magnificent, how wonderful
Is Your Name on high
Let all the earth praise!
From the ground to the sky!
Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens!
2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength,
because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
4 what is man, that you think of him?
What is the son of man, that you care for him?
5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels,[a]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands.
You have put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and cattle,
yes, and the animals of the field,
8 the birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!Psalm 8 (WEB)