Psalm 8 is for the leader to be played on the gittit, a string instrument. It is a psalm of David to his Creator. I love the psalms because they pour out the heart of a man who loves his Creator, Yahweh Elohim. In this psalm he glorifies Elohim for being the awesome being that he is. Let’s glorify Yahweh with David.
To learn more about this series, read “To Yahweh Be the Glory.”
Yahweh Brings Happiness
Yahweh! Our Lord! How glorious is your name throughout the earth! The fame of your majesty spreads even above the heavens!
From the mouths of babies and infants at the breast you established strength because of your foes, in order that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place – what are mere mortals, that you concern yourself with them; humans, that you watch over them with such care?
You made him but little lower than the angels, you crowned him with glory and honor, you had him rule what your hands made, you put everything under his feet – sheep and oxen, all of them, also the animals in the wilds, the birds in the air, the fish in the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
Yahweh! Our Lord! How glorious is your name throughout the earth!