O Lord, Our God, How Excellent ~ Hymn 25

By: Steve Negley

Posted: November 22, 2019

Category: Daily Devotional

Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal

Psalm 8

The Glory to God Presbyterian Hymnal shows the wonderful connection between our hymns and the book in the scriptures that we know as the Psalms. The index in the hymnal mentions a pairing of Psalm 8 with a dozen different hymns.

Hymn #25, O Lord, Our God, How Excellent, is a presentation of the entire Psalm set to music.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
a] that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,[b]
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8

The editors suggest another pairing of this Psalm with the Easter Hymn – #245, Christ The Lord is Risen Today!

Christ the Lord is risen today – Alleluia!

All creation join to say – Alleluia!

Praising God is where we all fit into the picture.


Let me find a way today, dear God, to praise You with my words and my deeds, for what You have done in creating, saving, and claiming me, through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.