splendor

Lakey Sunset

Lakey Sunset

Psalm 8

GOD’S SPLENDOR
For the Pure and Shining One
Set to the melody of “For the Feast of Harvest”
by King David

Lord, your name is so great and powerful!
People everywhere see your splendor.
Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens,
Filling the earth with the fame of your name!
You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies.
Strength rises up
With the chorus of singing children.
This kind of praise
Has the power to shut Satan’s mouth.
Childlike worship will silence
The madness of those who oppose you.
Look at the splendor of your skies,
Your creative genius glowing in the heavens.
When I gaze at your moon and your stars
Mounted like jewels in their settings,
I know you are the Fascinating Artist
Who fashioned it all!
But when I look up and see
Such wonder and workmanship above,
I have to ask you this question:
Compared to all this cosmic glory
Why would you bother with puny, mortal man
Or be infatuated with Adam’s sons?
Yet what honor you have given to man!
Created only a little lower than Elohim,
Crowned like kings and queens
With glory and magnificence.
As lords of creation you have delegated to them
Mastery over all you have made.
Making everything subservient to their authority,
Placing earth itself under the feet of your image-bearers.
All the created order and every living thing
Of the earth, sky, and see –
The wildest beasts and all the sea creatures,
Everything is in submission to Adam’s sons.
Lord, your name is so great and powerful.
People everywhere see your majesty!
What glory streams from the heavens,
Filling the earth with the fame of your name!

The Passion Translation
“The Psalms – Poetry on Fire”

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3 thoughts on “splendor

  1. “Compared to all this cosmic glory
    Why would you bother with puny, mortal man”

    Truly. We are so small and sinful and undeserving, and yet… its a beautiful life indeed. I hope you keep writing 🙂

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