How good and pleasant is the sight Where kindred souls agree!

How good and pleasant is the sight Where kindred souls agree!

Author: John Quincy Adams
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: John Quincy Adams

Adams, John Quincy. (Braintree, Mass., July 11, 1767-February 21, 1848, Washington, D.C.). Most of Adams' verse, both religious and secular, was written after he had left the Presidency. In his later years he composed a metrical version of the Psalms, best described as a free rendering in fairly good verse of what he felt was the essential idea of each Psalm. When his minister, William P. Lunt, of the First Parish, (Unitarian), Quincy, Mass., undertook the preparation of his hymn book The Christian Psalter, Mrs. Adams put the manuscript of her husband's metrical Psalms into Lunt's hands, and the latter included 17 of them in his book, and five other hymns by his distinguished parishioner. The effect on Adams is recorded in a moving entr… Go to person page >

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First Line: How good and pleasant is the sight Where kindred souls agree!
Author: John Quincy Adams
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #97Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d60
Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #161Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d54
Hymns for Schools and Families #69Page Scan



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