1 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, ♦︎
in the city of our God.
2 His holy mountain is fair and lifted high, ♦︎
the joy of all the earth.
3 On Mount Zion, the divine dwelling place, ♦︎
stands the city of the great king.
4 In her palaces God has shown himself ♦︎
to be a sure refuge.
5 For behold, the kings of the earth assembled ♦︎
and swept forward together.
6 They saw, and were dumbfounded; ♦︎
dismayed, they fled in terror.
7 Trembling seized them there;
they writhed like a woman in labour, ♦︎
as when the east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we had heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts, the city of our God: ♦︎
God has established her for ever.
9 We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God, ♦︎
in the midst of your temple.
10 As with your name, O God,
so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; ♦︎
your right hand is full of justice.
11 Let Mount Zion rejoice and the daughters of Judah be glad, ♦︎
because of your judgements, O Lord.
12 Walk about Zion and go round about her;
count all her towers; ♦︎
consider well her bulwarks; pass through her citadels,
13 That you may tell those who come after
that such is our God for ever and ever. ♦︎
It is he that shall be our guide for evermore.
1 Why do you glory in evil, you tyrant, ♦︎
while the goodness of God endures continually?
2 You plot destruction, you deceiver; ♦︎
your tongue is like a sharpened razor.
3 You love evil rather than good, ♦︎
falsehood rather than the word of truth.
4 You love all words that hurt, ♦︎
O you deceitful tongue.
5 Therefore God shall utterly bring you down; ♦︎
he shall take you and pluck you out of your tent
and root you out of the land of the living.
6 The righteous shall see this and tremble; ♦︎
they shall laugh you to scorn, and say:
7 This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, ♦︎
but trusted in great riches and relied upon wickedness.
8 But I am like a spreading olive tree in the house of God; ♦︎
I trust in the goodness of God for ever and ever.
9 I will always give thanks to you for what you have done; ♦︎
I will hope in your name,
for your faithful ones delight in it.