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.
Frank Austin Williams

Lagos, Nigeria

I had a dream and saw the mighty house of God being constructed in the dream. The house was so great and beautiful that I started singing this song. I had to wake up to see if I can get the song and the place it is in the Bible so that I can always read it to remember this dream. God is great.

Udeze Ernest

Oshiri, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

I sang this hymn all night, woke up and, sang it all through may way to this office through a thick Lagos traffic, Had to google it for the correct lyrics ...bless God I am here...., This is an amazing song, Zion is in the north side of King David's palace...I must be in Yerusalem someday ..Great God, Great song, Great King, God bless Yisrael...

Ameh Victor

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I learnt this song from my Parents while growing up in Northern Nigeria. My Dad really loves this song and the picture of my Dad singing this song during Family devotions keeps coming to mind as I sing this song. #GreatIsTheLord


Phoenix, AZ, United States

I learned this scripture song as a praise song in Northern California in the mid 1970's. So glad to find it again.

Jessie Vrambout-Lim

Roeselare, België, Belgium

Thanks for this site, I learnt this song in Malaysia when I became a born again Christian, I was 16 then. Married to a Godly Belgian man , living now in Belgium, Yes, it is Psalm 48.1 & 2, it brings back lovely memories, greatly blessed.

Diana Peyton

Kentucky, United States

Praise God that this hymn writer understands the importance of Zion to God, the center of the earth, the pinnacle of His kingdom to come here. The city of the only true King, Jesus.

Cudjoe Geli

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Truly the Lord is greatly to be praised.

B. D.

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth...



Lord make us Zion.

Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

Great is our Lord!!