Translation © by David Wyatt

Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile...
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG
1 [In finem, pro torcularibus. Psalmus David.] 
  Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra!
  quoniam elevata est magnificentia tua super cælos.
2 Ex ore infantium et lactentium perfecisti
  laudem propter inimicos tuos,
  ut destruas inimicum et ultorem.
3 Quoniam videbo cælos tuos, opera digitorum tuorum,
  lunam et stellas quæ tu fundasti.
4 Quid est homo, quod memor es ejus?
  aut filius hominis, quoniam visitas eum?
5 Minuisti eum paulominus ab angelis;
  gloria et honore coronasti eum;
6 et constituisti eum super opera manuum tuarum.
7 Omnia subjecisti sub pedibus ejus,
  oves et boves universas, insuper et pecora campi,
8 volucres cæli, et pisces maris 
  qui perambulant semitas maris.
9 Domine, Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra!

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Psalm 8
Language: English  after the Latin 
[To the end, for the wine-presses. A psalm of David.]
O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is your name in the whole earth! 
Since your magnificence is lifted above the heavens.
You have brought praise from the mouths of babies 
and infants because of your enemies, 
so that you may destroy the enemy and avenger.
So I will see your heavens, the works of your fingers, 
the moon and stars which you created.
What is man that you remember him? 
Or the son of man, since you visit him?
You have made him a little less than the angels; 
you have crowned him with glory and honour
And you have set him up above the works of your hands.
You have thrown down under his feet all things, 
sheep and all cattle, and the herds on the plain as well,
The birds in the sky and the fish in the sea 
which wander the paths of the sea.
O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is your name in the whole earth!

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This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 18
Word count: 171