Behold, how good a thing it is

Behold how good a thing it is, And how becoming well

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Representative Text

1 Behold, how good a thing it is,
And how becoming well,
Together such as brethren are
In unity to dwell.
In unity to dwell,
In unity to dwell,
Together such as brethren are,
In unity to dwell.

2 As Hermon's dew, the dew that doth
On Zion's hill descend;
For there the blessing God commands,
Life that shall never end.
Life that shall never end,
Life that shall never end,
For there the blessing God commands
Life that shall never end.

Source: Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the psalms, set to music, suitable for Sabbath Schools, Prayer Meetings, etc. #150

Text Information

First Line: Behold how good a thing it is, And how becoming well
Title: Behold, how good a thing it is
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Behold, how good a thing it is, And how, &c. [Ps. cxxxiii.] From the Scottish Psalter, 1650, into Spurgoon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 133. In the American Presbyterian Hymnal, Philadelphia, 1874, No. 593, it is altered to "Behold, how good and pleasant," &c. In this form it is also in other American collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T85c

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