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.

Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Yes, thank you, Lawrence, for the correct Bible words - beautiful for situation ...

Mupioman Nellie Eboka

Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

I am in a prayer meeting and the lady who wanted to give us exaltation quoted psalm 48 verses 1-8 and I found that verse 1 and 2 are the lyrics of the song I always loved singing then I decided to get the correct lyrics.

I'll use it for my worship all through this week.


Lawrence Poindexter

Corpus Christi, TX, United States

The words are "beautiful for situation" NOT "beautiful in elevation"


Lagos, Nigeria

I'm so glad to get the lyrics of this song. I enjoyed the song as a kid but never knew the lyrics to well. Psalm 48 led me to search for how to sing this soul refreshing song ..... God is too beautiful and mysterious in His ways. God bless the hands that complied this piece.

Bentil Favour

Goningora, Kaduna, Nigeria

Yeah Our God is Beautiful beyond description, and too GREAT for words to express. He is too Marvelous for comprehension. We only Know him in part..

Hallelujah.... we are complete in Him. He is the 'I AM', ALL KNOWING. Who can fathom His greatness. His words is YEA which means let it be according to His commands!!! Only God's counsel shall stand.

Praise to the Most High....

Ibidapo Ogundiran

Lagos, Nigeria

Great, I had forgotten the lyrics of this song and came across it here.

Nice work to preserve our old songs.

Too many new songs these days that I can't relate to, the old ones convey the message poignantly.

Beatrice Shinyega

Nairobi, Kenya

Beautiful music to praise our great God. I feel like not switching off from the music. it lifts my soul.

Karen Pinto

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I remember singing this song when I was a kid. But I could not remember all the words. It is a joyous little song that gives praise to God.

Scott you are correct the wording in the third line is "Beautiful for situation the joy of the whole earth"

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Thanks for this great site.

Acclaim God.... This melody dependably heartens my heart... It raises my soul..


Lagos, Nigeria

Great indeed is the Lord!... Psalm 48:1-2. This song always gladdens my heart. We serve a living God.