Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalms 8:1
A well-known worship song is currently going through my head. Think back to the 90s. The lyrics go something like this “Oh Lord, Our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth. Oh Lord, we praise your name, we magnify your name, Prince of Peace, Mighty God, oh Lord God Almighty” (How Majestic is your name, various artists). This is a catchy, upbeat and fun little song that always puts a smile on my face.
In everything, we need to strive to worship HIM and offer HIM our praise. In my personal life, I have been rocking out to any of several songs that bring me Christian Joy and happiness (I will gladly provide a list at the end of this post), but let’s look at David’s response to God. This particular Psalm is very powerful and is an anthem of praise to God. It has sparked several worship songs that many have come to know and love. Here is a breakdown of a few of the verses and a listing of the songs that were inspired by them:
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalms 8:1, Psalms 8:9. This sparked a great song that many Christian artists have done called “How Majestic is your Name” (Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, et, al). David was clearly acknowledging that he is the GOD of the universe and that his name truly is greater than any other.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalms 8:3-4 There are two songs I found that fit the bill on either one of these verses: “When I Consider” by Matt Gilman, and “Who am I?” by Casting Crowns. David was acknowledging God’s hand in all of creation. God created us, and with that in mind- he created our emotions, feelings, and minds. He hurts when we hurt, he rejoices when we rejoice and nobody in the past, present, or future can love us more than HIM.
As you go through this trying time in the world, remember that GOD is faithful, he is loving, and keep praising him. (Smile even when you don’t feel like it) Sidewalk Prophets, 2020.