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.
Mel Smart

Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom

I love the words of this song... it always brings joy to my spirit thinking of our Lord's greatness!

Florence Christopher

Port Harcourt, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

My heart can't stop beating for this song

Really love this song so so much


Lewisville, TX, United States

This song brings great memories. The taste of revival in those days was so sweet ...

Maryann Carrasquillo

Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Does anyone know the lyrics in Spanish? I use to sing this 40 years ago in Spanish and English at a Christian drug program run by Cookie Rodriguez, (who wrote the book "Please Make Me Cry") I haven't sung this song since then and all of a sudden out of the blue I started singing the English version, I would so love to remember the Spanish version if anyone knows it, I do know that it is not sung in the exact Spanish translation so any help would be greatly appreciated... GOD BLESS !!

God Is Great

Morocco, Russia

The song is inspiring and good the first time I saw the words of the song in the psalm I just started singing it not knowing the tune it is very good

Eugene Tips

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

In 1982, while in Australia, my brother and I were led to True Vine Christian Community in N. S. W. We were saved there and stayed a year. We used to sing this song which I later found in the Book of Psalms! I was and still am happy that not only is it a good song (great song) but by singing it, you are also learning scripture. We also sang Exalt the Lord our God which comes from Psalm 99 vs 5. Praise Ye The Lord! God Bless you all.


Psalm 48:1-2 KJV

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. [2] Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Deborah Oluwaseyi George

Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria

I was given this song in my dream and I don't know the lyrics immdiately I login and I got the blessed song I am so happy God still love me.. Hallelujah

Chetub Antwi-Nsiah

Accra, Ģar, Ghana

Thank you for the words and music.


Cornwall, PA, United States

I too have always loved this song. Yes the correct words are beautiful in situation in the KJV however the phrase beautiful in elevation is just another translation from the ESV version. Both are correct in meaning however the original writing was situation.