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.
James Smith

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

I love singing scripture. In that day there will be a New Jerusalem, the place God will rule His Kingdom. It will be a spiritual city the place God has chosen. The practicable church’s expressed on the earth today in cities should be a miniature of that heavenly city. It is wonderful to think of His ruling over the whole earth. What a wonderful city that will be.


Dallas, Texas, United States

I discovered that we should enjoy the hymns by exercising our spirit to sing them with our whole being

Slim Chestnut

Gstlyn, Belize

Your lyric is incorrect. The actual lyric is a direct quote from the King James Version, Psalm 48:1-2. "Beautiful for situation"

Moses Gao

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Great is the Lord


Abuja, Nigeria


What a powerful song. Have been blessed with this song several times. May the Lord bless the composer of this Hymn.

Esther Ann Emma Miles

Broken Arrow, OK, United States

So good to hear this song! My husband and I sang this in our Bible School in East Providence, RI back in the 60's. I love singing the scriptures.


FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Powerful song..

Still prefer how we doing it in nigeria though..

“Beautiful for situations” and “.. sides of the northern”

Yemisi Akinyele

Oyo, Nigeria

I used to sing "Northern City". Thank God I now have the correct Lyrics

John- Paul

Jos, Nigeria

so blessed to find the true lyrics of this song. whether it is .... beautiful in elevation or ....... beautiful for situation, I now have the complete words. Thank God for Directing a soul to come preserve this song on net.

Belinda Macks

Lawton, OK, United States

This is an awesome song, directly from & word for word out of the KJV: Psalms 48:1-2. The word of God is the only truth in this perverse society in which we’re living. Praise God!

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