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.

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!


Kaduna, Nigeria

Greatly blessed to find this song on net. Please does anyone know the second verse of the song? I'll greatly appreciate it if I can get it.

I was actually reading about the New Jerusalem in Revelations 21 and 22 when this song came into my mind again. May God in His infinite mercies make us partakers of the New Jerusalem, in Jesus name. Amen. God's grace.

Archdeacon Fyneface

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Song was one of our great College Days Fellowship (NIFES) Soul Lifter

Jack Lochaha

Nairobi, Turkana, Kenya

Give the praising to God the creator,

He is almighty God.


United States

I used to sing this in youth group. It was many years ago.