Behold, how good a thing it is

Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming

Published in 14 hymnals

Full Text

1 Behold, how good a thing it is,
and how becoming well,
Together such as brethren are
in unity to dwell!

2 Like precious ointment on the head,
that down the beard did flow,
Ev’n Aaron’s beard, and to the skirts,*
did of his garments go.

3 As Hermon’s dew, the dew that doth
on Sion’ hills descend:
For there the blessing God commands,
life that shall never end.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650

Text Information

First Line: Behold how good a thing it is, and how becoming
Title: Behold, how good a thing it is
Meter: 8.6.8.6

Notes

Behold, how good a thing it is, And how, &c. [Ps. cxxxiii.] From the Scottish Psalter, 1650, into Spurgoon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 133. In the American Presbyterian Hymnal, Philadelphia, 1874, No. 593, it is altered to "Behold, how good and pleasant," &c. In this form it is also in other American collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #286Page Scan
Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the psalms, set to music, suitable for Sabbath Schools, Prayer Meetings, etc. #150TextPage Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #145ePage Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #232Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d27
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d16
Sabbath School Psalmodist #d6
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #437
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P163Text
The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d21
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #P105Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #P105Page Scan
The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #134aPage Scan
The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d15



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