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
Published in 34 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

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d50

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d74

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d74

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d74

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #897

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #490

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d20

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #323

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d22

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #424

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #424

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #174

Melodies of Salvation #d17

Melodies of Salvation #d25

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d63

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Methodist Hymn-Book #789

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #223

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #437

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1023

Songs of Zion, or The Hymnal Casket #d5

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d87

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d67

The Christian Lyre #d38

The Christians' Songster #d14

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The Harp #859

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The Lutheran Hymnary #405

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d18

The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d18

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