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.
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.

Beatrice Shinyega

Nairobi, Kenya

Beautiful music to praise our great God. I feel like not switching off from the music. it lifts my soul.

Karen Pinto

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I remember singing this song when I was a kid. But I could not remember all the words. It is a joyous little song that gives praise to God.

Scott you are correct the wording in the third line is "Beautiful for situation the joy of the whole earth"

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Thanks for this great site.

Acclaim God.... This melody dependably heartens my heart... It raises my soul..


Lagos, Nigeria

Great indeed is the Lord!... Psalm 48:1-2. This song always gladdens my heart. We serve a living God.


To me, this sings of the glory of the God of Abtaham, Isaac and Jacob, who with all the ransomed of the Lord, will praise and magnify the Lord God of Hosts in the New Jerusalem. Hallelujah! what a Saviour! John 3 verse 16. - read this verse and pray over it.

Osigwe Joshua

Lagos, Nigeria

You have bless me oh Lord through this song.


Bartlesville, OK, United States

Beautiful Scripture set to music!

Correction: the correct wording is "beautiful for situation". This little song is verbatim from Psalm 48:1-2 (KJV), and this is the correct wording from the Scripture.

Isaac Sadugba Olasunkanmi

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Our God is great and awesome!

Stephen Hammond

Sunyani, Brong Ahafo, Ghana

I woke up from bed this morning with this song in my spirit so I decided to google it and guess what I found it on this site and since I have been praising the Lord with it. Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.