Psalm 48 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Great is the Lord, and with great praise to be advancèd still Within the city of our God, upon his holy hill.
2 Mount Zion is a pleasant place, it gladd'neth all the land; The city of the mighty King on her north-side doth stand:
3 Within the palaces thereof God is a refuge known; For lo, the kings are gathered, and together they are gone:
4 But when they did behold it so, they wondered, and they were Astonished much, and suddenly were driven back with fear;
5 Great terror there on them did fall, for grief of heart they cry, As doth a woman when she shall go travail speedily,
6 As thou with eastern winds the ships upon tile sea dost break, They were destroyed, and e'en as we have heard oar fathers speak.
7 So in the city of the Lord we saw as it was told; Yea, in the city which our God for ever will uphold.
8 O Lord, we wait, and do depend on thy good help and grace: For which we do all times attend within thy holy place.
9 O Lord, according to thy Name for ever is thy praise, And thy right hand, O Lord, is full of righteousness always.
10 For thy judgments let Zion mount be fillèd full with joys, Also of Judah grant, O Lord, the daughters to rejoice;
11 Go, walk about all Zion hill, yea, round about her go, And tell the towers that thereon are builded on a row;
12 And mark ye well her bulwarks all; behold her towers there, That ye may tell thereof to them that after shall be here.
13 For this most mighty God, our God for evermore is he, And unto death we are resolved our guide he still shall be.