1. Behold; how charming is the sight!
How good too doth it prove!
When brethren in their hearts unite,
And live in peace, and love.
2. It's like the precious ointment, poured
On Aaron's sacred head;
Which down his locks the perfume showered,
And o*er his garments spread.
3. So Hermon's, and Mount Sion's dews
Descend, and bless the plains;
For there the Lord his blessing shows.
And endless life ordains.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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