1 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, ♦
in the city of our God.
2 His holy mountain is fair and lifted high, ♦
the joy of all the earth.
3 On Mount Zion, the divine dwelling place, ♦
stands the city of the great king.
4 In her palaces God has shown himself ♦
to be a sure refuge.
5 For behold, the kings of the earth assembled ♦
and swept forward together.
dismayed, they fled in terror.
7 Trembling seized them there;
they writhed like a woman in labour, ♦
as when the east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we had heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts, the city of our God: ♦
God has established her for ever.
9 We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God, ♦
in the midst of your temple.
10 As with your name, O God,
so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; ♦
your right hand is full of justice.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice and the daughters of Judah be glad, ♦
because of your judgements, O Lord.
12 Walk about Zion and go round about her;
count all her towers; ♦
consider well her bulwarks; pass through her citadels,
13 That you may tell those who come after
that such is our God for ever and ever. ♦
It is he that shall be our guide for evermore.