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.
Meli Tavodi

Fiji, Fiji

Thanks for the correct lyrics. My family can sing it correctly.

Joy Emos

Bremen, Germany

Thanks. I now know the correct lyrics. God bless.

Jon Law

Yuba City, CA, United States

May I forget my right arm if I forget you, Oh true swim. I am on my first visit to Israel at the Sea of Galilee preparing to go to Jerusalem today and this song has been in my mind. We have not sang it in church for one or two decades but I still remember the words and the melody. I was blessed to find it on this site

Jimi Bernard

Waco, TX

I knew the man who wrote this song. His name was Robert Ewing from Waco TX. The lyrics should be "beautiful for situation" just like the scripture says! Not "elevation".


Port Harcourt, Rivers

Many thanks for this site. It helped me learn the correct lyrics. I did not know that it was beautiful in elevation, I used to sing beautiful for all situations. This song really blesses my heart. God bless you huge.

Debbie :)

Read the psalm and wanted to hear this song. Thank you.


Praise to the Lord!


Lakeland, Florida

Thank you for having this website. This song was ringing in my spirt 5 o'clock this morning and to have the music with the lyrics just exuded my spirit with abundant joy.


Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

One of my favorite songs from sunday school. However we also sang it with a bridge which doesn't seem to be included here. Anyway the words are as follows if anyone is interested along with chords in Fmajor.

(F) One body, (Bflat/Asharp) One spirit, (F) One faith, (C7) One Lord, (F) One people, (Bflat/Asharp) One nation, (F) praise (C7)ye the (F)Lord…..

Each note is played in common time with the exception of "Praise ye the Lord" which is played…… (F) 2 beats….. (C7) 2 beats…..(F) 4 beats

Mary Camp

Oklahoma, United States

i woke up this morning and heard "proclaim what I believe". I am working on a Christmas float with maybe a little procrastination due to cold weather and somthing holding me down. Today I feel great and plan on finishing. I don't know how why I happen on this site but am blessed by this site. I am looking for a very special song that pertains to 1 Cor. 15:3-4. This gospel must be proclaimed.