Glories And Graces

Tune: England's Lane

('For the beauty of the earth')

Psalm 8


Out of mouth of babes, infants

And of humble penitents

You have ordained, established

Strength, appointed as you wished



Lord, our Lord, how excellent

You to us your Son have sent


This be so that you might still

The enemies plans, ill-will

When I heavens consider

They are works of your hands sure - Chorus


Moon and stars, each planet made

You the heavens have arrayed

So what is man, why mindful

Of him are you, why him call? - Chorus


And the son of man you too

Sent Him unto your world true

Made man have dominion

O'er works of your hands, each one - Chorus


Little lower than angels

You have made man, each tongue tells

Crowned with glory and honour

Praises rise and to you stir - Chorus


All under man's feet is, so

Sheep, oxen, beasts, they do know

Fowls of air, and fish of sea

Know man their care-taker be - Chorus


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • LaurašŸŒ»


      Another great hymn-poem!
      Thank you for sharing.


      • orchidee

        Thanks Laura.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks STEVE ~ Great HYMN ~ very BRITISH and a great one for the CONSERVATIONISTS. I love Psalm 8 one of my favourites. I am a CREATIONIST & a SCIENTIST and I do point out to people like Dawkins ~ That nowhere in the Bible does it say "God made "Man a little HIGHER than the APES" NO ! in this Psalm and in the NT we are presented as Spiritual Beings "A little LOWER than the ANGELS" ! That explains inter alia why there is no missing link ~ there is NO link ! Yours BRIAN !

        • orchidee

          Thanks Brian. Wish Dawkins would shut up! lol.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            HI STEVE ~ Poor old DAWKINS caught in an endless loop. Wherever he is in the World he keeps saying THERE IS NO GOD and Billions of very rational people shout back O YES THERE IS ! I too pray that one day he will get the message ~ AMEN ~ BRIAN

          • FineB

            Awesome, uplifting and lovely.

            Thanks Orchidee.

            Keep writing

            • orchidee

              Thanks Fine.

            • dusk arising

              Bit patronising to say that you know how animals think. Who is this Lord fellah?

              • orchidee

                Well, it seems we are made care-takers over creation, including the animals. I think they know somehow. At least in part anyway, like when a cat or dog looks to us humans to feed them? And the Lord is not Joe Bloggs anyway!

                • dusk arising

                  Strange point of view.

                • orchidee

                  Well, animals are not 'dumb' though. They too are made by a Creator God I believe.

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