Behold how good a thing It is to dwell in peace

Behold how good a thing It is to dwell in peace

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: DERWENT (Adcock)
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Behold, how good a thing
It is to dwell in peace;
How pleasing to our King
This fruit of righteousness;
When brethren in the faith agree--
How joyful is such unity!

2 Where unity is found,
The sweet anointing grace
Extends to all around,
And consecrates the place;
To every waiting soul it comes,
And fills it with divine perfumes.

3 Grace, every morning new,
And every night we feel
The soft, refreshing dew
That falls on Hermon's hill!
On Zion it doth sweetly fall:
The grace of one descends on all.

4 E'en now our Lord doth pour
The blessing from above,
A kindly, gracious shower
Of heart-reviving love,
The former and the latter rain,
The love of God and love of man.

5 In Him when brethren join,
And follow after peace,
The fellowship divine
He promises to bless:
His choicest graces to bestow,
Where two or three are met below.

6 The riches of His grace
In fellowship are given
To Zion's chosen race,
The citizens of heaven;
He fills them with His choicest store,
He gives them life for evermore.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #405

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold how good a thing It is to dwell in peace
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain



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