…dans toutes les langues!

Each day this week we’re publishing a different sneak peak from Friday’s Bienvenue International Service of Celebration – which we’re hosting together with All Saints’ Ilkley at their church from 6:30pm. Today, one of our favourite parts… Psalm 8’s truth echoed in language after language!

psalm 8

English reader:    Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
French reader:    Éternel, notre Seigneur, que ton nom est magnifique sur toute la terre!
German reader:    Herr, unser Herrscher, wie herrlich ist dein Name in allen Laender!
English reader:    You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,     the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Spanish reader:    ¡Oh Jehovah, Señor nuestro, cuán glorioso es tu nombre en toda la tierra!

Dutch reader:    O Heere , onze Heere! hoe heerlijk is Uw Naam op de ganse aarde!

Italian reader:    O Signore, Signore nostro, quant’è magnifico il tuo nome in tutta la terra!

All:    Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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