Behold how good a thing it is, and how becomingPublished in 14 hymnals
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,
Ev’n Aaron’s beard, and to the skirts,*
did of his garments go.
3 As Hermon’s dew, the dew that doth
on Sion’ hills descend:
For there the blessing God commands,
life that shall never end.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650
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)
|Instances (1 - 14 of 14)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #286||Brotherly Love||Behold how good a thing it is||[Behold how good a thing it is]||Psalm 133||1901||Brotherly Love | ; Christians | Fellowship of; Christians | Graces of; Church | Unity of; Life | Everlasting; Lord's Supper | ; Love | to man|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the psalms, set to music, suitable for Sabbath Schools, Prayer Meetings, etc. #150||Behold how good a thing it is||PARTING HYMN||C. M.||Psalm 133:1-3||1879||Blessings of Unity ||
|Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #145e||Behold how good a thing it is||1874|
|Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #232||Behold, how good a thing it is||1866|
|Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d27||Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming||1869|
|Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d16||Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming||1872|
|Sabbath School Psalmodist #d6||Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming||1866|
|Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #437||Behold, how good a thing it is||C.M.||Psalm 133; Psalm 133||1890||Psalms and Paraphrases | ; Consecration and Fellowship | ; Repentance ||
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P163||Psalm 133: Behold, how good a thing it is||Behold, how good a thing it is||8,6,8,6||Psalm 133||1800|
|The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d21||Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming||1929|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #P105||Behold, how good a thing it is||EASTGATE||C.M. with repeat||Psalm 133||1897|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #P105||Behold, how good a thing it is||Psalm 133||1915|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #134a||Behold, how good a thing it is||1865|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d15||Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming||1872|