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All the Earth

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

You have set your glory in the heavens.

In the beautiful sunsets, the starlit skies.

In the millions of galaxies beyond comprehension, beyond our wildest imagination.

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

In the rolling hills of England, the wide expanse of the Russian forests.

In the abundance of colour in the tropics, the sun-scorched lands of the Mediterranean countries.

In the vast oceans, the rolling seas, water lapping on the shore.

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

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour.

From the streets of Wilmersdorf to the slum-like Roma villages of Slovakia.

From the majesty, the awe-inspiring beauty of the great cathedrals, to the dingy streets of Sparkbrook.

From the fun of the playground to the fear of the hospital bed.

From the warmth of a home to the loneliness of the streets.

Beauty and brokenness.

Fierce love, rampant selfishness.

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour.

 

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

(a meditation on Psalm 8)

 

Photo by Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

 

 

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