O HOW BEAUTIFUL (PSALM 48)
1. Oh how beautiful in its loftiness is the City of God.
God is with her, and will leave her never.
We have heard, we have seen, in the City of God:
that God is our fortress forever.
Within this church we meditate Your unfailing love.
Like Your name, Your praise shall be boundless.
Your hand is filled with righteousness; Your people rejoice
at the care and love that surround us.
2. Walk around her, count her towers,
count her ramparts, citadels--
Yet tell to the next generation:
that her strength is God, our Fortress true, for all eternity.
Our God, our Guide, our Salvation!
Copyright Stephen J. Pearson