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PSALM 8; AUGUST 14, 1653, by            
First Line: O jehovah our lord how wondrous great
Last Line: And glorious is thy name through all the earth.


O Jehovah our Lord how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth!
So as above the heavens thy praise to set
Out of the tender mouths of latest birth,

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou
Hast founded strength because of all thy foes
To stint th' enemy, and stack th' avenger's brow
That bends his rage thy providence to oppose.

When I behold thy heavens, thy fingers' art,
The moon and stars which thou so bright hast set
In the pure firmament, then saith my heart,
O what is man that thou rememb'rest yet,

And think'st upon him; or of man begot
That him thou visit'st and of him art found?
Scarce to be less than gods, thou mad'st his lot,
With honour and with state thou hast him crowned.

O'er the works of thy hand thou mad'st him Lord,
Thou hast put all under his lordly feet,
All flocks, and herds, by thy commanding word,
All beasts that in the field or forest meet,
Fowl of the heavens, and fish that through the wet
Sea-paths in shoals do slide, and know no dearth.
O Jehovah our Lord how wondrous great
And glorious is thy name through all the earth.





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