2. Great is the Lord, most worthy of praise in the city of God, his holy mountain.

3. Beautifully elevated, it is the joy of all the earth - Mount Zion, heavenly mountain, the city of the great King.

4. Here within her lines of defense, God has shown himself to be a sure fortress.

5. The kings assembled together, advanced toward the city.

6. But as soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they panicked and took to flight.

7. Seized with fear, they trembled, like a woman in travail,

8. or like the ships of Tarshish, shattered by a strong wind from the east.

9. As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, the city God founded forever.

10. Let us recall your unfailing love, O God, inside your temple.

11. Let your praise as does your name, O God, reach to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is ever victorious.

12. Let Mount Zion rejoice, let the villages of Judah be glad, for your justice prevails.

13. Walk around Zion, count her towers,

14. consider her ramparts, examine her castles, that you may tell the next generation

15. that such is God; God is our guide forever.




“Se você não entrega seu coração a Deus, o que lhe entrega?” “Você deve seguir outra estrada. Tire de seu coração todas as paixões deste mundo, humilhe-se na poeira e reze! Dessa forma, certamente você encontrará Deus, que lhe dará paz e serenidade nesta vida e a eterna beatitude na próxima.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina