How good and pleasant is the sight When brethren make it their delightTune: PRESSLY
Published in 6 hymnals
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1 How good and pleasant is the sight
when Christians make it their delight
to live in blest accord;
such love is like anointing oil
that consecrates for holy toil
the servants of the Lord.
2 Such love in peace and joy distills,
as if from heights of Hermon's hills
refreshing dew descends.
The Lord commands his blessing there,
and they that walk in love shall share
in life that never ends.
Psalter Hymnal, 1987
st. 1 = Ps. 133:1-2
st. 2 = Ps. 133:3
A paraphrase of Psalm 133, this text is a revised version of the one found in the 1912 Psalter. (See further discussion of this psalm's text at PHH 133.) Using metaphors such as oil and dew, "How Good and Pleasant" extols the blessings of unity and love among God's people.
Regular Sunday worship; ecumenical gatherings; other occasions of "communion of the saints."
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #514||How Good and Pleasant Is the Sight||How good and pleasant is the sight||PRESSLY||886 D||Psalm 133||1987||Church and Mission | ; Church |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2376||How Good and Pleasant Is the Sight||How good and pleasant is the sight||PRESSLY||Anonymous||88.68.86||Psalm 133||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 370|