Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
  In the city of our God,
  In the mountain of His holiness.
Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth,
  Is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north,
    The city of the great King.
  Is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north,
    The city of the great King.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Whenever I am singing this song, it reminds me how great, kind and faithfulness of God are in my life and my family.


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Thank you for this. I was missing my mom today and heard this song being played in our center so I went and saw one teacher teaching a student I love so deeply. It was so good for me to see this student learning and the teachers heart so generous to teach and to hear and sing along .... then to find it here ..

Julie Brace

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

I kept singing this to myself but wasn't sure of a few words. It has been a long time since I've heard it. This was wonderful refreshing of my memory and my spirit.

James A Kilkenny

Detroit, MI, United States

Every time I sing this beautiful hymn I remember a wonderful brother who is with the Lord now. His name was Guy Uechi. This was one of his favorite hymns and he would lead us in singing it in the Lord's day meetings sometimes. Guy was small in stature but his voice was so powerful. And his spirit was so strong. He glowed with the Lord when he spoke and sang. He would often pray with me on my way to work in the mornings by phone and he taught me how to call on the Lord. This brother was an inspiration to me. Guy went to be with the Lord and left four beautiful children and a beautiful wife. He left in the prime of his life and we in Ann Arbor, Michigan will never forget him.

Josephine Ozoani

Dublin, Ireland

Glory be to God who is greatly to be praise!!!

The words of this song ended my prayers this afternoon and the song came straight to me. I wanted to sing along with an instrument playing and I found it here. It's very lifting listening and singing.

Father you are great and worthy of all praise!!!

helen daniel

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I came back from church today and took a nap and saw myself singing this song in my dream I woke up and continued the song. Like everyone else I needed to know the right version of the song and I got it here...feeling elevated already


Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

This has been one of my favourite songs as far back as 1980s while in secondary school. In fact, the message I gave in the church on Sunday was "Great is the Lord" - Psalm 48:1. Thanks, God bless you.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I've been looking for this hymn for only God knows how long. The rhythm have been in my heart since age 3. You can't imagine how well my spirit blends with it. Thank you.

Mrs West

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This song just came to me right in my office and it brought tears to my eyes with a calming effect. Needed to know every word of it. Glad I found it here.

Oyebanji Wuraola

Ipee, Kwara, Nigeria

I am to deliver a talk in chapel this morning. The Lord woke me up past 2 am. As I was writing songs to talk about, I dosed off and woke up singing this one 'Great is the Lord. Psalm 48:1-2. I browse to know more, and I found this site. Great is the Lord...'It's one of the most popular worship song in Nigeria! Others include; there is none Holy as the Lord... By Hanna 1 Sam 2:2, Thou art worthy O Lord Rev. 24 elders, Be blessed as you praise Him today!