1. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
      Thy name in all the earth!
    Let every people, tribe, and tongue
      Proclaim its boundless worth.
    Out of the mouth of little ones
      Thou hast established praise,
    That Thou may still Thine enemy
      And swiftly end his days.
  2. When we the universe behold,
      The work of Thy great hand—
    The moon and stars which Thou ordained
      By lofty wisdom planned;
    O what is man that Thou should’st care
      That Thou should’st mindful be?
    The son of man Thou visitest
      In Thine economy.
  3. O Jesus Lord, Thou art that man,
      The One who joined our race,
    Who put upon Himself the flesh
      And took a lower place.
    But now with glory Thou art crowned,
      With sovereignty complete.
    Now through Thy Body Thou dost rule
      With all beneath Thy feet.
  4. Thine incarnation, rising too,
      And Thy transcendency,
    Thy Lordship, Headship, kingdom full,
      And Body here we see.
    By all these steps of work divine
      Thou hast established praise.
    With overflowing hearts to Thee
      Our joyful voice we raise.
  5. Oh, soon that blessed day shall come—
      All tongues these words shall peal!
    But in the local churches now
      We have a foretaste real.
    O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
      Thy name in all the earth!
    Let every people, tribe, and tongue
      Proclaim its boundless worth.