Behold, how good a thing it is

Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming

Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Text Information

First Line: Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming
Title: Behold, how good a thing it is
Meter: 8.6.8.6

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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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

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

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #232

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d27

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d16

Sabbath School Psalmodist #d6

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #437

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P163

The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d21

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