Behold how good it proves

Behold how good it proves

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Behold! how good it proves!
How charming is the sight!
When brethren, dwell in love
In firmest bonds, unite;
When all agree
To act their part,
As with one heart,
In charity.

2. It's like the precious oil,
That casts a fragrant smell,
Which poured on Aaron's head,
A down his locks it fell;
From thence it shed
It's trickling globes,
On's priestly robes,
And odors spread.

3. So the refreshing dews,
From Hermon's top, that flow.
Or rowl down Sion's mount,
Revive the plains below:
Jehovah there
His bliss ordains,
With life that reigns
For ever fair.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold how good it proves
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English


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