Scripture Verse

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness. Psalm 48:1


Words: Par­a­phrase of Psalm 48. Au­thor un­known.

Music: St. John’s High­lands, an­on­y­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).


The Lord is great; with worthy praise
Proclaim His power, His name confess,
Within the city of our God,
Upon His mount of holiness.

Mount Zion, glorious and fair,
Gives joy to people in all lands;
The city of the mighty King
In majesty securely stands.

Within her dwellings for defense
Our God has made His presence known,
And hostile kings, in sudden fear,
Have fled as ships by tempests blown.

With our own eyes we have beheld
What oft our fathers told before,
That God who in His Zion dwells
Will keep her safely evermore.