The Beauty and Glory of Zion
A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1Great is the Lord,
and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.
2 # Matt 5.35. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth,
is mount Zion, on the sides of the north,
the city of the great King.
3God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
4For, lo, the kings were assembled,
they passed by together.
5They saw it, and so they marveled;
they were troubled, and hasted away.
6Fear took hold upon them there,
and pain, as of a woman in travail.
7Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish
with an east wind.
8As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts,
in the city of our God:
God will establish it for ever. Selah.
9We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God,
in the midst of thy temple.
10According to thy name, O God,
so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth:
thy right hand is full of righteousness.
11Let mount Zion rejoice,
let the daughters of Judah be glad,
because of thy judgments.
12Walk about Zion, and go round about her:
tell the towers thereof.
13Mark ye well her bulwarks,
consider her palaces;
that ye may tell it to the generation following.
14For this God is our God for ever and ever:
he will be our guide even unto death.