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