PSALM 48
METER:  LM (88 88)
SUGGESTED TUNE:  DUKE STREET OR TRURO
This is the same meter as the hymn "Jesus Shall Reign"

1.  The Lord is great, great to be praised
    In the great cit-y of our God.
    Zi-on, the moun-tain of our God
    Is high and beau-ti-ful to see.
2. Zi-on, the cit-y of the king
   Gives joy to peo-ple ev-ery-where.
   With-in the cit-y's fort-ress-es
   God has shown he's a sure de-fense.
3. For lo, the kings to-geth-er came,
   To place Mount Zi-on un-der siege.
   But when they saw, they were a-mazed;
   They were a-fraid and ran a-way.
4. With fear and an-guish they were seized,
   Like wo-men who were giv-ing birth.
   You sent an east wind that did smash
   The ships of Tar-shish in-to bits.
5.  We've seen and heard what God has done
   In the cit-y that's al-ways his.
   We think up-on your con-stant love
   In-side your Tem-ple, Lord our God.
6. Your fame and praise go through the earth.
   Let Zi'n be glad, for you are just.
   Let Ju-dah's cit-ies shout for joy.
   'Round Zi-on walk, and count its towers,
7. Not-ice its walls, its bul-warks see.
   Tell fu-ture gen-e-ra-tions that
   This is our God through-out all time.
   For-ev-er he will be our guide.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from  Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2000 Dale A. Schoening.

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