PSALM 133

SETTING A
METER:  86 886
SUGGESTED TUNE:  REST
This is the same meter as the hymn "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind"

1.  How good it is and pleas-ant, too,
    To dwell in u-nit-y.
    Like pre-cious oil up-on the head
    Which down in-to the beard does run,
    Yes, even Aa-ron's beard;
2.  And also run-ning down on-to
    The col-lar of his robes,
    Like Her-mon's dew on Zi-on's mount.
    For God com-mand-ed bless-ing there,
    Yes, life for-ev-er-more.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening, altered 2000 Dale A. Schoening.

SETTING B
METER:  87 87 D
SUGGESTED TUNE:  HYMN TO JOY
This is the meter of the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee".

Look, how good it is and pleas-ant
When kin dwell in u-ni-ty!
It is as if God a-noint-ed
Aa-ron's head with pre-cious oil,
Run-ning down his beard and col-lar,
Like the dew on Zi-on's hill.
There the Lord com-mand-ed bless-ing,
Giv-ing life for-ev-er-more.

Copyright 2009 Dale A. Schoening.

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