1 It is not good, Jehovah said,
For man new formed to be alone;
Then of his rib an helpmeet made,
And man and wife pronounced but one.
2 From near his heart this rib he took,
To show the favor should be prized:
Not from his head to overlook;
Nor from his foot to be despised.
3 Beneath his arm, to signify
Wives should authority disclaim,
And that protection and supply
Are from the husbands due to them.
4 Bless, Lord, this newly married pair,
And make the match a blessing prove;
Their interest one, their joys, their care,
Made happy in each others love.
5 May each to each an helpmeet be,
And bend their necks to Jesu's yoke:
Banded to seek felicity
With Christ's despised little flock.
6 Should olive plants, around their board,
To them the gift of heaven be,
Help them to give them back, dear Lord;
Help them to bring them up for thee.
7 Jesus we ask thy presence here;
O may thy face upon us shine:
Thy goodness more our hearts can cheer
Than costliest food or richest wine.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
|First Line:||It is not good, Jehovah said|
|Title:||At a Marriage-Solemnity|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #744||It is not good, Jehovah said||It is not good, Jehovah said||1867|
|A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #575||It is not good, Jehovah said||It is not good, Jehovah said||1876|
|Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #127||It is not good, Jehovah said||It is not good, Jehovah said||1825|
|The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CXXVII||At a Marriage-Solemnity||It is not good, Jehovah said||1801||On the holy Scriptures ||
|The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CXXVII||At a Marriage-Solemnity||It is not good, JEHOVAH said||1791||Holy Scriptures ||