Psalm Eight

When I look up into the night skies
And see the wonders that Your hands have made,
I see the moon and I see the stars,
And I marvel that You bother with man.

Yet You made man to be just lower than angels
And put a crown of glory on his head
And You placed him in charge of the whole earth.
May the wonders of Your ways fill the world.

Yes, You made man to be just lower than angels
And put a crown of glory on his head
And You placed him in charge of the whole earth.
May the wonders of Your ways fill the world.

About This Song:

“Psalm Eight”
is based on these verses…
3 When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

I normally pray while lying in bed going to sleep. One thing I especially like to do then is praise God for everything He is. He is so far beyond my ability to comprehend, and dwelling on that fact helps me to grow in my faith.

I often say something like, “Lord, I can’t see the night skies from my bedroom, but if I could, I would feel just like the Psalmist who wrote Psalm 8.” I proceed to express my marvel that someone as big as He is could care so deeply about someone as small as me.

No wonder this song means so much to me.

The next time you look into the night sky, let the Psalmist’s words–or the lyrics to this song–flow from your heart as you meditate on God’s infiniteness and our finiteness.

A lead sheet for this song may be found here. I don’t have a recording of it.

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-five-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of twenty Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He is active in his church's nursing home ministry He also plays bass guitar on the church raise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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