Psalm 8 – David’s psalm of worship and praise.
1. O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth. Who has set your glory above the heavens.
2. Out of the mouth of babies and those who nurse have you given strength because of your enemies, that you might make quiet the enemy and the avenger.
3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained:
4. What is man, that you take notice of him? and the Son of man, that you visit him?
5. For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honour.
6. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:
7. All sheep and oxen, yes and the animals in the field;
8. The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the seas.
9. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth.
What a beautiful psalm. David says “O LORD, our Lord, saying that we must make the Lord OUR Lord, not just THE Lord. David speaks not only of the care that God gives to little ones, but also to people who are new Christians, who are also called “babes”. These people God strengthens because of their enemies who will be silent when they see the grace and strength that God gives to those who are saved.
When David sees the glories of God’s creation, the moon and the stars, the heavens, that He created, he wonders how the Lord can even think about man.
And then David speaks of the Son of man, our Lord Jesus Christ. He tells how he came to earth and was made a little lower than the angels, but how He is crowned with glory and honour, how the Lord Jesus has dominion over everything in the creation. And then David offers worship and praise to the Lord.