(A song, a psalm. Of the sons of Korah.)
48 Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised
in our God’s city, his sacred mountain.
2 Beautiful on its crest, the joy of all the earth,
is Mount Sion, deep in the north,
town of the Great King.
3 In her palaces God
has made himself known as a fastness.
4 For the kings had held their rendezvous,
had come over together—
5 Just as they saw it they found themselves in bewilderment,
in consternation, in haste of flight.
6 Quaking had seized upon them,
pangs as if of a childbearing woman.
7 With east wind
you shatter Spain-ships.
8 As we had heard, so we have seen
in the city of Jehovah of Armies, the city of our God;
God makes her firm forever. (Selah)
9 Within your temple, God,
we respond to your friendship.
10 As is your name, God, so is your praise to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is full of right-doing.
11 Let Mount Sion be glad, let the daughters of Judah be gay,
for your deeds of justice.
12 Go round Sion,
make the circuit of her,
13 Take notice of her bulwark, survey her palaces,
in order that you may tell the story to an after generation.
14 For this is God, our God;
forever and evermore he will lead us on.