24b. Magnus Dominus

1 Great is the Lord & with great praise
to be advanced 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 pallaces thereof,
God is a refuge known:
For lo the kings are gathered, and
together they are gone.
4 But when they did behold it so,
they wondred, and they were
Astonished much, and suddenly
were driven back with feare.

5 Great terror there on them did fall,
for very wo they cry,
As doth a woman when she shall
go travell by and by
6 As thou with Eastern winds the ships
upon tile sea dost break,
They were stroid, and even as
we 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 attend
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 alwaies.
10 Let for thy judgments Sion Mount
fulfilled be with joyes:
And eke of Judah grant O Lord,
the daughters to rejoyce.

11 Go walk about all Sion hill,
yea round about her go:
And tell the towers that thereupon
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:
Yea and unto death also
our guider shall he be.

Text Information
First Line: Great is the Lord, & with great praise
Title: Magnus Dominus
Author: J. H.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Notes: Sing this as Psalm 21
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