1 His foundation is on the holy mountains. ♦︎
The Lord loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
2 Glorious things are spoken of you, ♦︎
Zion, city of our God.
3 I record Egypt and Babylon as those who know me; ♦︎
behold Philistia, Tyre and Ethiopia:
in Zion were they born.
4 And of Zion it shall be said, Each one was born in her, ♦︎
and the Most High himself has established her.
5 The Lord will record as he writes up the peoples, ♦︎
This one also was born there.
6 And as they dance they shall sing, ♦︎
All my fresh springs are in you.
1 My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the Lord: ♦︎
with my mouth will I proclaim your faithfulness
throughout all generations.
2 I will declare that your love is established for ever; ♦︎
you have set your faithfulness as firm as the heavens.
3 For you said: I have made a covenant with my chosen one; ♦︎
I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
4 Your seed will I establish for ever ♦︎
and build up your throne for all generations.
5 The heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, ♦︎
and your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones;
6 For who among the clouds can be compared to the Lord? ♦︎
Who is like the Lord among the host of heaven?
7 A God feared in the council of the holy ones, ♦︎
great and terrible above all those round about him.
8 Who is like you, Lord God of hosts? ♦︎
Mighty Lord, your faithfulness is all around you.
9 You rule the raging of the sea; ♦︎
you still its waves when they arise.
10 You crushed Rahab with a deadly wound ♦︎
and scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours; ♦︎
you established the world and all that fills it.
12 You created the north and the south; ♦︎
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
13 You have a mighty arm; ♦︎
strong is your hand and high is your right hand.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; ♦︎
steadfast love and faithfulness go before your face.
15 Happy are the people who know the shout of triumph: ♦︎
they walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance.
16 In your name they rejoice all the day long ♦︎
and are exalted in your righteousness.
17 For you are the glory of their strength, ♦︎
and in your favour you lift up our heads.
18 Truly the Lord is our shield; ♦︎
the Holy One of Israel is our king.