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GREAT is our LORD, and exceedingly exalted in the city of our God and in his holy and glorious mountain.
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Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion on the slopes of the north, the city of the great King.
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God shows his might in her walled cities.
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For, lo, the kings were prepared, and they passed by together.
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They saw it, and so they marvelled;
they were frustrated and hastened away.
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Fear took hold of them, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
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With a violent storm, the ships of Tarshish shall be broken.
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¶ As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of our God;
God will establish it for ever.
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We have trusted upon thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
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As is thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth;
thy right hand is full of righteousness.
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Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad because of thy judgments, O LORD.
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Circle Zion, and go round about her;
count the towers thereof.
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Mark well her strength and the depth of her bulwarks, that you may tell it to another generation.
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For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide until death.