“Great is Yahweh and most worthy of praise in the city of our God, the holy mountain, towering in beauty, the joy of the whole world: Mount Zion, in the heart of the north, the settlement of the Great King; God Himself, among its palaces, has proved Himself its bulwark. For look, kings made alliance, together they advanced; without a second glance, when they saw, they panicked and fled away. Trembling seized them on the spot, pains like those of a woman in labor; it was the east wind, that wrecker of ships from Tarshish.”
“What we have heard, we saw for ourselves in the city of our God, in the city of Yahweh Sabaoth, which God has established forever. We reflect on Your faithful love, God, in Your temple! Both Your Name and Your praise, God, are over the whole world. Your right hand is full of saving justice. Go round Zion, walk right through her, count her bastions, admire her walls, examine her palaces, to tell future generations that such is God; our God for ever and ever, He is our guide!” (Ps 48:1-14).