1 Great is the Lord, and with great praise
to be advancèd still
Within the city of our God,
upon his holy hill.
2 Mount Sion is a pleasant place,
it gladdeth all the land;
The city of the mighty King
on her north-side doth stand:
3 Within the palaces thereof
God is a refuge known;
For lo, the kings are gather'd and
together they are gone:
4 But when they did behold it so,
they wondered, and they were
Astonish'd much, and suddenly
were driven back with fear;
5 Great terror there on them did fall,
for grief of heart they cry,
As doth a woman when she shall
go travail speedily,
6 As thou with eastern winds the ships
upon tile sea dost break,
They were destroy'd, and ev'n as we
have heard oar fathers speak.
7 So in the city of the Lord
we saw as it was told;
Yea, in the city, which our God
for ever will uphold.
8 O Lord, we wait, and do depend
on thy good help and grace,
For which we do all times attend
within thy holy place.
9 O Lord, according to thy name
for ever is thy praise,
And thy right-hand, O Lord, is full
of righteousness always.
10 For thy judgments let Sion mount
be filled full with joys,
Also of Judah grant, O Lord,
the daughters to rejoice;
11 Go, walk about all Sion hill,
yea, round about her go,
And tell the towers that thereon
are builded on a row;
12 And mark ye well her bulwarks all;
behold her towers there,
That ye may tell thereof to them
that after shall be here.
13 For this most mighty God, our God
for evermore is he,
And unto death we are resolv'd
our guide he still shall be.
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