Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised *
in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth *
upon the north-side lieth the city of the great King; God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
For lo, the kings of the earth *
are gathered, and gone by together.
They marvelled to see such things *
they were astonished, and suddenly cast down.
Fear came there upon them, and sorrow *
as upon a woman in her travail.
Thou shalt break the ships of the sea *
through the east-wind.
Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God *
God upholdeth the same for ever.
We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God *
in the midst of thy temple.
O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world’s end *
thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be glad *
because of thy judgements.
Walk about Sion, and go round about her *
and tell the towers thereof.
Mark well her bulwarks, set up her houses *
that ye may tell them that come after.
For this God is our God for ever and ever *
he shall be our guide unto death.
I was glad when they said unto me *
We will go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet shall stand in thy gates *
Jerusalem is built as a city *
that is at unity in itself.
For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord *
to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
For there is the seat of judgement *
even the seat of the house of David.
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem *
they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls *
and plenteousness within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions’ sakes *
I will wish thee prosperity.
Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God *
I will seek to do thee good.