Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seeing Beyond the Stars

One of my favorite songs is "More" by Matthew West. Whenever I feel insignificant, alone, or like nothing is going my way, this song puts it all into perspective.
"I love you more than the sun
And the stars that I taught how to shine.
You are mine, and you shine for me, too.
I love you yesterday and today and tomorrow.
I'll say it again and again. I love you more!"

It always brings to mind my favorite Psalm and a related choral anthem, one of my favorites, The Majesty and Glory of Your Name by Tom Fettke.
"O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!" - Psalm 8

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