A Song and
Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1 Great is
the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of
our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole
earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the
city of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by
5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were
troubled, and hasted away.
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a
woman in travail.
7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of
the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will
establish it for ever. Selah.
9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in
the midst of thy temple.
10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise
unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full
11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of
Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the
13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces;
that ye may tell it to the generation following.
14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he
will be our guide even unto death.