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.
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.