For the worship leader. A song of David accompanied by the harp.[a]
This Davidic psalm based on Genesis 1 celebrates not only God’s majesty as Creator but also the unique place of human beings in His creation.
1 O Eternal, our Lord, Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth; Your magnificent glory shines far above the skies. 2 From the mouths and souls of infants and toddlers, the most innocent, You have decreed power to stop Your adversaries and quash those who seek revenge.
3 When I gaze to the skies and meditate on Your creation— on the moon, stars, and all You have made, 4 I can’t help but wonder why You care about mortals— sons and daughters of men— specks of dust floating about the cosmos.
5 But You placed the son of man just beneath God and honored him like royalty, crowning him with glory and honor. 6 You ordained him to govern the works of Your hands, to nurture the offspring of Your divine imagination; You placed everything on earth beneath his feet: 7 All kinds of domesticated animals, even the wild animals in the fields and forests, 8 The birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, all the multitudes of living things that travel the currents of the oceans.
9 O Eternal, our Lord, Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth.
8:titleHebrew, gittith, a winepress or a musical instrument from Gath
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