Psalm 48

1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised:
    in the city of our God.
2 High and beautiful is his holy hill:
    it is the joy of all the earth.
3 On Mount Zion, where godhead truly dwells, stands the city of the Great King:
    God is well known in her palaces as a sure defence.
4 For the kings of the earth assembled:
    they gathered together and came on;
5 They saw, they were struck dumb:
    they were astonished and fled in terror.
6 Trembling took hold on them, and anguish:
    as on a woman in her travail;
7 Like the breath of the east wind:
    that shatters the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts:
    in the city of our God, which God has established for ever.
9 We have called to mind your loving-kindness, O God:
    in the midst of your temple.
10 As your name is great, O God, so also is your praise:
    even to the ends of the earth.
11 Your right hand is full of victory-let Zion's hill rejoice:
    let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgements.
12 Walk about Zion, go round about her, and count all her towers:
    consider well her ramparts, pass through her palaces;
13 That you may tell those who come after that such is God:
    our God for ever and ever, and he will guide us eternally.