Document 692

The Buik o Ruth: 05 - Psaum

Author(s): A S Borrowman

Copyright holder(s): Mrs Lorna F Borrowman



Hou mervelfu in aa the yirth
Lord, our Lord, is yer name
Wha has yer glore outstreakit faur
Ayont yer starny hame

Whan I luik up intil the lift
Yer fingers biggt o nocht
Uptil the mune and til the starns
Whilk aa by ye were wrocht.

Says I, o whatna sort is man
Whas mindit sae by ye
O whatna sort's the son o man
Sae brawlie saint tae be.

Til him a place a bit mair laich
Than angels' place ye gied;
Wi honner and wi muckle glore
Ye crounit hae his heid.

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The Buik o Ruth: 05 - Psaum


Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Informed lay people
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Typed
Year of composition 1974
Title of original (if translation) Psalm 8
Language of original (if translation) English of King James Version
Word count 99

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Text publication details

Publisher Gordon Wright
Publication year 1979
Place of publication Edinburgh
ISBN/ISSN SBN 903065 30 4
Edition 1st
Part of larger text
Contained in The Buik o Ruth and ither wark in Lallans
Editor Author: Alex S. Borrowman
Page numbers 18

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Other Psalm


Author details

Author id 755
Forenames A
Initials S
Surname Borrowman
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1910
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Parish Minister
Place of birth Stirling
Region of birth Stirling
Birthplace CSD dialect area Stlg
Country of birth Scotland
Father's occupation Shop assistant
Father's place of birth Stirling
Father's region of birth Stirling
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Stlg
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Dress maker
Mother's place of birth Dunblane
Mother's region of birth E & SE Perthshire
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Per
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes all circumstances
French Yes Yes Yes Yes
German Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes for literary purposes