Behold, how good, how pleasant is the unionVersifier: Bertus Frederick Polman (1986)
Tune: GENEVAN 133
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|First Line:||Behold, how good, how pleasant is the union|
|Title:||Behold, How Good, How Pleasant Is the Union|
|Versifier:||Bertus Frederick Polman (1986)|
|Copyright:||Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications|
Acclaim for the good and beautiful unity of people knit together in their commitment to the LORD.
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = v. 3
Psalm 133 is another of the fifteen "Songs of Ascents" (120-134) the Israelites sang as they went up to worship at the temple in Jerusalem. The people's oneness of heart in commitment to the LORD sanctifies them for the worship of God, as did the oil of consecration poured on Aaron's head (st. 1). There on Mount Zion, God's blessing falls upon the people like the life-refreshing dew on Mount Hermon (part of the Lebanon range, st. 2). Bert Polman (PHH 37) versified this psalm in 1986 for the Psalter Hymnal Another setting of Psalm 133 is at 514.
Reflections on the goodness and beauty of unity among God's people (especially appropriate at ecumenical gatherings).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #133||Behold, How Good, How Pleasant Is the Union||Behold, how good, how pleasant is the union||GENEVAN 133||Bert Polman||11 11 8 10 10 8||Psalm 133||1987||Biblical Names & Places | Aaron; Marriage | ; Church | ; Evening | ; Ministry & Service | ; Pentecost | ; Wisdom ||