Psalm 47 (Kathisma 7)
Read on Tuesday (Monday and Thursday during Lent)
An Ode for the Sons of Kore, for the Second Day of the Week, 47.
(Psalm 48 – Hebrew Numbering)
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, in His holy mountain, in the well-rooted joy of all the earth.
The mountains of Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
God is known in her towers, when He cometh to help her.
For lo, the kings of the earth were assembled; they came together.
When they saw her thus they marveled, they were troubled, they were shaken, trembling took hold of them; there were pangs as of a woman in travail.
With a vehement wind shalt Thou shatter the ships of Tharsis.
Even as we have heard, so too we have seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God. God hath laid her foundations unto eternity.
We have thought, O God, of Thy mercy in the midst of Thy people.
According to Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise also unto the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Let Mount Zion be glad, and let the daughters of Judea rejoice, because of Thy judgements, O Lord. Encircle Zion and encompass her; tell her story in her towers.
Set your hearts upon her strength, and consider her bulwarks, that ye may tell it to another generation.
For He is our God for ever, yea for ever and ever; He shall shepherd us unto the ages.