GENEVAN 133Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551); Harmonizer: Howard Slenk (1985)
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|Composer:||Louis Bourgeois (1551)|
|Harmonizer:||Howard Slenk (1985)|
|Copyright:||Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications|
Behold, how good, how pleasant is the union
when brothers, sisters live in sweet communion
and serve the LORD in cheerfulness.
It is like precious oil on Aaron's head,
which on his beard and priestly robe would spread,
anointing him to holiness.
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GENEVAN 133 first appeared in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985. Composed in the Ionian mode (major), GENEVAN 133 consists of six lines that group into two very long melodic curves with identical cadences at the ends of lines 3 and 6. Sing the tune at a brisk pace in a festive manner with crisp organ articulation.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #133||Behold, how good, how pleasant is the union||Behold, How Good, How Pleasant Is the Union||Bert Polman||Howard Slenk; Louis Bourgeois||184.108.40.206.10.8||Psalm 133||GENEVAN 133||D Major||English||1987|