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.
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.

Ogonu Faith

Lagos, Nigeria

This song brings down the presence of God to my heart........

Liz Roberts

Lexington, MI, United States

Reading the comments from the saints in Nigeria blesses me.

Banimoh Bello

Sokoto, Nigeria

This made my day, Amen.