A Happy Happy Song – Psalm 8

How sweet to arrive at Psalm 8 after the sorrow and judgment in previous chapters. This psalm tempts me to simply copy the whole chapter word for word, and makes me want to tap my foot (though I can only imagine what the instrumentals would sound like). What could I add to it?

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1 NIV).

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him” (verses 3-4)?

Look at what the psalmist says regarding creation and man’s place in it.

“You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas” (verses 5-8).

He made us to rule over the works of his hands? Lord, I need your wisdom.

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth” (verse 1 and 9).

This is definitely one song I’d love to hear over and over.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis