1 Great is Jehovah, and His praise
Should be proclaimed abroad,
Within His hill of holiness,
The city of our God.
2 Mount Zion stands most beautiful,
The joy of every land.,
The city of the mighty King
On her north side doth stand.,
3 God's known among her palaces
To be her fortress high.
For, lo, the kings assembled there;
Together they passed by.
4 At what they saw they were amazed
And filled with great dismay.,
So troubled were they at the sight
They turned and ran away.
5 With panic they were seized; they writhed
Like her whom birth pangs take.
For Thou with wind out of the east
Dost ships of Tarshish break.