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Glory and Dignity



Sing praise onto our Lord,
How majestic is His name;
Glory in Heaven adored,
Let every creature proclaim.

Out of the mouth of sucklings,
He ordained strength over foes;
To still them of the killings,
In making the crimson flows.

When you look at His Heaven,
Seeing work of His fingers;
The moon and stars have given,
Sets in a place that lingers.

What is man to be mindful,
The Son of man that He cares;
Having a love so thoughtful,
And graciously that He shares.

Yet He was made as lower,
Than the angels in Heaven;
A fawner as a sower,
Glory and honor given.

He is given dominion,
Over the works of His hands;
As fact and not opinion,
Everything that He commands.

All sheep and beasts of the field,
As well as birds in the air;
Where the passages are sealed,
And sea creatures that are there.

How majestic is His name,
Our Lord over the earth;
Of the God who we acclaim,
In having such priceless worth.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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How Majestic Is His Name Psalm 8

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Written on July 06, 2021

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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