1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

in the City of our God, even upon his holy


2 Mount Zion, lying Northward, is fair in

situation: it is the joy of the whole earth, and

the City of the great king.

3 In the palaces thereof God is known for a


4 For lo, the kings were gathered, and went


5 When they saw it, they marveled: they were

astonied, and suddenly driven back.

6 Fear came there upon them, and sorrow, as

upon a woman in travail.

7 As with an East wind thou breakest the ships

of Tarshish, so were they destroyed.

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 forever. Selah.

9 We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, in

the midst of thyTemple.

10 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy

praise unto the world’s end: thy right hand is full

of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, and the daughters of

Judahbe glad, because of thy judgments.

12 Compass about Zion, and go round about it,

and tell the towers thereof.

13 Mark well the wall thereof: behold her towers,

that ye may tell your posterity.

14 For this God is our God forever and ever, he

shall be our guide unto the death.

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