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Dignity and Glory



The Lord is so majestic;
In His name in all the earth;
With glory to the angelic,
Because of His priceless worth.

Mouths of babies and infants
He has established of His strength;
For they have been sycophants,
Persevered at such a length.

When I look up to Heaven,
Seeing the moon and the stars;
Setting a place has given,
His fingers healing the scars.

What is man He is mindful,
The Son of man that He cares;
That shows just how beautiful,
The creation that He shares.

Yet you have made Him lower,
Than the heavenly beings;
In glory as the sower,
To Honor with His blessings.

He has given dominion,
Over the works of His hands;
Surpassed of the opinion,
Of man by through His commands.

All of the beasts of the field,
Also the oxen and sheep;
Growth of the crops as to yield,
The birds and the fish shall sleep.

Whatever passes the path,
How majestic is His name;
Believers are spared the wrath,
That the faithful will proclaim.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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How Majestic Is Your Name Psalm 8

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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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