How vast must their advantage be, How great their pleasure prove!

How vast must their advantage be, How great their pleasure prove!

Tune: ST. STEPHEN (Jones)
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How vast must their advantage be,
How great their pleasure prove,
Who live like brethren, and consent
In offices of love!

2 True love is like the precious oil,
Which, poured on Aaron's head,
Ran down his beard, and o'er his robes
Its costly fragrance shed.

3 'T is like refreshing dew, which does
On Hermon's top distil;
Or like the early drops that fall
On Sion's favour'd hill.

4 For Sion is the chosen seat
Where the Almighty King
The promised blessing has ordain'd
And life's eternal spring.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #185

Text Information

First Line: How vast must their advantage be, How great their pleasure prove!
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CXXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CXXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #109a

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A Collection of Sacred Song #27(P107)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #27(P107)

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A New Version of the Psalms of David #CXXXIII

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A New Version of the Psalms of David #283

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d145

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d56

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #16c

A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d26

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Church Poetry #94a

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #185

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Hymnal #185

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Hymnal #185

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #107

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #185

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The Hymnal #185

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #S107

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The Psalms of David #133

The Sacred Lyre #d125

The School Psalter #d126

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The Whole Book of Psalms #CXXXIII

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