1. [Song Psalm Of the sons of Korah] Great is Yahweh and most worthy of praise in the city of our God, the holy mountain,
2. towering in beauty, the joy of the whole world: Mount Zion in the heart of the north, the settlement of the great king;
3. God himself among its palaces has proved himself its bulwark.
4. For look, kings made alliance, together they advanced;
5. without a second glance, when they saw, they panicked and fled away.
6. Trembling seized them on the spot, pains like those of a woman in labour;
7. it was the east wind, that wrecker of ships from Tarshish.
8. What we had heard we saw for ourselves in the city of our God, in the city of Yahweh Sabaoth, which God has established for ever.Pause
9. We reflect on your faithful love, God, in your temple!
10. Both your name and your praise, God, are over the whole wide world. Your right hand is full of saving justice,
11. Mount Zion rejoices, the daughters of Judah delight because of your saving justice.
12. Go round Zion, walk right through her, count her bastions,
13. admire her walls, examine her palaces, to tell future generations
14. that such is God; our God for ever and ever, he is our guide!