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.

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

This has been one of my favourite songs as far back as 1980s while in secondary school. In fact, the message I gave in the church on Sunday was "Great is the Lord" - Psalm 48:1. Thanks, God bless you.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I've been looking for this hymn for only God knows how long. The rhythm have been in my heart since age 3. You can't imagine how well my spirit blends with it. Thank you.

Mrs West

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This song just came to me right in my office and it brought tears to my eyes with a calming effect. Needed to know every word of it. Glad I found it here.

Oyebanji Wuraola

Ipee, Kwara, Nigeria

I am to deliver a talk in chapel this morning. The Lord woke me up past 2 am. As I was writing songs to talk about, I dosed off and woke up singing this one 'Great is the Lord. Psalm 48:1-2. I browse to know more, and I found this site. Great is the Lord...'It's one of the most popular worship song in Nigeria! Others include; there is none Holy as the Lord... By Hanna 1 Sam 2:2, Thou art worthy O Lord Rev. 24 elders, Be blessed as you praise Him today!

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.