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Ps 008 & breathe on me


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Ps 008 & breathe on me

  1. 1. Psalm 8 The Song of Mortal Beings Psalm text from Ancient Songs Sung Anew by Lynn Bauman, adapted by Linnea Good Hymn Lyrics by Edwin Hatch 1835-89 Music originally Aaron Williams “ Psalmody in Miniature”, London 1778
  2. 2. <ul><li>Breathe on me, breath of God </li></ul><ul><li>Fill me with life anew </li></ul><ul><li>That I may love all that you love </li></ul><ul><li>And do what you would do. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>One: O God, the beauty of your name fills all the earth </li></ul><ul><li>All: The prayers of all people rise up to you. </li></ul><ul><li>One: When I lift my eyes to see you, I see the height of heaven itself - a book of beauty your fingers wrote </li></ul><ul><li>All: I see through veils of stars and space the canopy of sun and moon you set in place </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>One: Who are we to stand before all this and see? </li></ul><ul><li>All: Do you see us - and do you care? </li></ul><ul><li>One: Yes, we are mortal beings set in this world </li></ul><ul><li>All: We are creatures of earth, living beneath the splendour of transcendent space. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Breathe on me, breath of God </li></ul><ul><li>Till I am wholly thine </li></ul><ul><li>Until this earthly part of me </li></ul><ul><li>Glows with thy fire divine. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>One: You placed us here, entrusted the earth to our caring hands </li></ul><ul><li>All: You bid us cherish all you have made - all beasts and creatures of the wild </li></ul><ul><li>One: The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, the plants - all that has form and being </li></ul><ul><li>All: So, we sing this song of praise to you, O Creator and Lover of all that is - seen and unseen. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Breathe on me, breath of God </li></ul><ul><li>So shall I never die </li></ul><ul><li>But live with thee the perfect life </li></ul><ul><li>Of thine eternity. </li></ul>