1 The Lord, the only God, is great,
And greatly to be praised
In Sion, on whose happy mount
His sacred throne is raised.
2 In Sion we have seen perform'd
A work that was foretold,
In pledge that God, for times to come,
His city will uphold.
3 Let Sion's mount with joy resound;
Her daughters all be taught
In songs His judgments to extol,
Who this deliverance wrought.
4 Compass her walls in solemn pomp,
Your eyes quite round her cast;
Count all her towers, and see if there
You find one stone displaced.
5 Her forts and palaces survey,
Observe their order well,
That to the ages yet to come
His wonders you may tell.
6 This God is ours, and will be ours,
Whilst we in Him confide;
Who, as he has preserved us now,
Till death will be our Guide.
Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #196