Psalm 48

1 God majestic, praise abounds in our God-city! His sacred mountain,
2 breathtaking in its heights - earth's joy. Zion Mountain looms in the North, city of the world-King.
3 God in his citadel peaks impregnable.
4 The kings got together, they united and came.
5 They took one look and shook their heads, they scattered and ran away.
6 They doubled up in pain like a woman having a baby.
7 You smashed the ships of Tarshish with a storm out of the East.
8 We heard about it, then we saw it with our eyes - In God's city of angel armies, in the city our God Set on firm foundations, firm forever.
9 We pondered your love-in-action, God, waiting in your temple:
10 Your name, God, evokes a train of Hallelujahs wherever It is spoken, near and far; your arms are heaped with goodness-in-action.
11 Be glad, Zion Mountain; Dance, Judah's daughters! He does what he said he'd do!
12 Circle Zion, take her measure, count her fortress peaks,
13 Gaze long at her sloping bulwark, climb her citadel heights - Then you can tell the next generation detail by detail the story of God,
14 Our God forever, who guides us till the end of time.