Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

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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.
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Chetub Antwi-Nsiah

Accra, Ģar, Ghana

Thank you for the words and music.


Iamsbhg

Cornwall, PA, United States

I too have always loved this song. Yes the correct words are beautiful in situation in the KJV however the phrase beautiful in elevation is just another translation from the ESV version. Both are correct in meaning however the original writing was situation.


Ray Arnett

Anderson, SC, United States

"Beautiful for situation" is the King James phrasing which means: "Beautiful in elevation" so both phrases are accurate within the lyrics.


Isaacprofit@gmail.Com

Bridgeton, NJ, Netherlands

Well that song that I always like is my favorite song in the whole world.


Margaret

Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Yes, thank you, Lawrence, for the correct Bible words - beautiful for situation ...


Mupioman Nellie Eboka

Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

I am in a prayer meeting and the lady who wanted to give us exaltation quoted psalm 48 verses 1-8 and I found that verse 1 and 2 are the lyrics of the song I always loved singing then I decided to get the correct lyrics.

I'll use it for my worship all through this week.

PRAISE GOD ALLELUIA!


Lawrence Poindexter

Corpus Christi, TX, United States

The words are "beautiful for situation" NOT "beautiful in elevation"


Ogechukwu

Lagos, Nigeria

I'm so glad to get the lyrics of this song. I enjoyed the song as a kid but never knew the lyrics to well. Psalm 48 led me to search for how to sing this soul refreshing song ..... God is too beautiful and mysterious in His ways. God bless the hands that complied this piece.


Bentil Favour

Goningora, Kaduna, Nigeria

Yeah Our God is Beautiful beyond description, and too GREAT for words to express. He is too Marvelous for comprehension. We only Know him in part..

Hallelujah.... we are complete in Him. He is the 'I AM', ALL KNOWING. Who can fathom His greatness. His words is YEA which means let it be according to His commands!!! Only God's counsel shall stand.

Praise to the Most High....


Ibidapo Ogundiran

Lagos, Nigeria

Great, I had forgotten the lyrics of this song and came across it here.

Nice work to preserve our old songs.

Too many new songs these days that I can't relate to, the old ones convey the message poignantly.