For nearly 3,000 years Psalms have been used in public worship.

Sometimes they have been read, other times they have been sung or chanted. Hymn writers have based some of their compositions on particular psalms, and sections of the Psalms have been incorporated in prayers. Although we often think of King David as the principal author of them, other writers have contributed some of them. Occasionally we can make guesses as to the circumstances in which some of them were written.

Our selection of Psalms this week reflect something of the character and nature of God and how He acts for His people.

 Read Psalm 8 God is Majestic!

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
    Your glory is higher than the heavens.
You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
   silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?
Yet you made them only a little lower than God
    and crowned them
with glory and honour.

You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—
the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,

the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
    and everything that swims the ocean currents.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Monday 20th April Hub Daily Notes