O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: (Psalm 8)

Joyful Harts Music Library


  • For the Beauty of the Earth 201:43

‚ÄčFor the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the file plays the first time, make introductory remarks about the blessings of God's Creation.

Then read Psalm 8 verses 1-9. Let the song end.

2. When the sound file restarts, sing verses 1-3.

3. Prayer, Meditation, and reflection.

(fade sound  loop)