Scripture Verse

How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, Songs of Zi­on (Lon­don: Long­man, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1822).

Music: St. God­ric John B. Dykes, in the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Hymn and Tune Book, by Ri­chard R. Chope (Lon­don: 1862) (🔊 pdf nwc).

James Montgomery (1771–1854)


How beau­ti­ful the sight
Of brethren who agree
In friendship to unite,
And bonds of charity;
’Tis like the precious ointment, shed
O’er all his robes, from Aaron’s head.

’Tis like the dews that fill
The cups of Hermon’s flowers;
Or Zion’s fruitful hill,
Bright with the drops of showers,
When mingling odors breathe around,
And glo­ry rests on all the ground

For there the Lord commands
Blessings, a boundless store,
From His unsparing hands,
Yea, life for­ev­er­more;
Thrice happy they who meet above
To spend eternity in love!