How vast must their Advantage be, How very great their pleasure prove

How vast must their Advantage be, How very great their pleasure prove

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [O God, my Heart is fully bent]
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1 How vast must their Advantage be,
How very great their Pleasure prove?
Who live like Brethren, and consent,
In tender Offices of Love.

2 True Love is like that precious Oil,
Which, pour'd on Aaron's sacred Head,
Ran down his Beard, and o'er his Robes,
Its costly fragrant Moisture shed.

3 'Tis like refreshing Dew, which does
On Hermon's lofty Top distill;
Or like the early Drops, that fall
On sacred Sion's fruitful Hill.

4 For Sion is the chosen Seat,
The Seat, where the Almighty King
The promis'd Blessing has ordain'd,
And fixed Life's eternal Spring.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CXXXIII

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: How vast must their Advantage be, How very great their pleasure prove
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "How vast must their advantage be"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CXXXIII

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