Psalm 8:1-9 (ESV)
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
One of my favorite Psalms. Many years ago, Sandi Patti did a song of this psalm. It is still one of my favorites.
In my Homegroup last night, we read Revelation 4. We spoke about the beauty of heaven, and the throne of the Almighty. We also compared the Seraphim in Revelation to those in Ezekiel, chapter 1. We listened to two worship songs, Andrew Peterson: Is He Worthy? And Petra: Take Me In.
Both songs are good, and while one–Is He Worthy–focuses on Jesus being worthy to open the seals and worthy of all glory and honor. The other one–Take Me In–focuses on the majesty of the Temple, the Holy of Holies, and the desire to see God and worship Him.
Sandi Patti’s song: How Majestic is Your Name focuses on worship of God and His Name, and is based upon this Psalm. What a wondrous way to deal with the doldrums of the middle of the workweek, and late winter, before spring really gets going. Sing the praises of God. Youtube has all three of these available for your listening pleasure. Take a moment or three and worship God today. Click on the links below to listen to them. (If you right click, you can open them in a separate tab, and then you will be able to listen to all by switching back and forth on the different tabs.) Let these songs help guide your thoughts and attitudes today and any day you need them.
by Virgil Stripes
Andrew Peterson:Is He Worthy? https://youtu.be/OIahc83Kvp4
Petra: Take Me In https://youtu.be/Bt0lyaHr_4A
Sandi Patti: How Majestic Is Your Name https://youtu.be/WXzzsoL7tEI