1 aGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the bcity of our God, His choly mountain. 2 aBeautiful in elevation, bthe joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The ccity of the great King. 3 God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a astronghold. 4 For, lo, the akings assembled themselves, They passed by together. 5 They saw it, then they were amazed; They were aterrified, they fled in alarm. 6 Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of aa woman in childbirth. 7 With the aeast wind You bbreak the cships 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 will aestablish her forever. Selah. 9 We have thought on aYour lovingkindness, O God, In the midst of Your temple. 10 As is Your aname, O God, So is Your bpraise to the ends of the earth; Your cright hand is full of righteousness. 11 Let Mount aZion be glad, Let the adaughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments. 12 Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her atowers; 13 Consider her aramparts; Go through her palaces, That you may btell it to the next generation. 14 For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will aguide us until death.