1 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised*
in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
2 The hill of Zion is beautiful and lofty;*
it is the joy of the whole earth.
3 Upon the north side lies the city of the great King;*
God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
4 For behold, the kings of the earth*
have gathered and advanced together.
5 They marvelled to see such things;*
they were astonished and fled in terror.
6 Trembling came upon them, and anguish,*
as upon a woman in travail.
7 You caused the east wind to blow*
and broke apart the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God;*
God upholds her for ever.
9 We wait for your loving-kindness, O God,*
in the midst of your temple.
10 O God, according to your Name, so is your praise to the world's end;*
your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice, and the cities of Judah be glad,*
because of your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her;*
count the number of her towers.
13 Mark well her bulwarks, consider her strongholds,*
that you may tell those who come after.
14 This God is our God for ever and ever;*
he shall be our guide, even unto death.
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