A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. 2Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. 3God hath made himself known in her palaces for a refuge. 4For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together. 5They saw it, then were they amazed; they were dismayed, they hasted away. 6Trembling took hold of them there; pain, as of a woman in travail. 7With the east wind thou breakest the ships of Tarshish. 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 on thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. 10As is thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. 11Let mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice, because of thy judgments. 12Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. 13Mark ye welt 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.