1 Behold, how good a thing it is,
and how becoming well,
together such as brethren are
in unity to dwell!
2 Like precious ointment on the head,
that down the beard did flow,
even Aaron’s beard, and to the skirts
did of his garments go.
3 As Hermon’s dew, the dew that doth
on Zion hills descend:
for there the blessing God commands,
life that shall never end.
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.