Psalms 48. Magnus Dominus.
GREAT is the LORD, and highly to be praised * in the city of
our God, even upon his holy hill.
2 The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole
earth; * upon the north side lieth the city of the great King:
God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
3 For lo, the kings of the earth * were gathered, and gone by
4 They marvelled to see such things; * they were astonished,
and suddenly cast down.
5 Fear came there upon them; and sorrow, * as upon a woman in
6 Thou dost break the ships of the sea * through the east-wind.
7 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD
of hosts, in the city of our God; * God upholdeth the same for
8 We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God, * in the midst of thy
9 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy praise unto the world's
end; * thy right hand is full of righteousness.
10 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughters of Judah be
glad, * because of thy judgments.
11 Walk about Sion, and go round about her; * and tell the towers
12 Mark well her bulwarks, consider her palaces, * that ye may
tell them that come after.
13 For this God is our God for ever and ever: * he shall be our
guide unto death.