1 O how happy a thing it is, and joyful for to see Brethren together fast to hold The band of amitie. 2 It calls to mind that sweet perfume, and that costly ointment Which on the Sacrifices head by God's precept was spent.
3 It wet not Aarons head alone, But drenched his beard throughout, And finally it did run down his rich attire about. 4 And as the lower ground doth drink the dew of Hermon hill: And Zion with his silver drops the fields with fruit doth fill.
5 Even so the Lord doth pour on them His blessings manifold: Whose hearts and minds without all guile this knot do keep and hold.
Yet another case where the tune is a doubled metre (CMD), but there are an odd number of verses. We wonder what was done in these cases. Did they simply stop at the end?
It is interesting to compare this to our version from Sternhold and Hopkins. Note that the Sternhold and Hopkins is missing verse 3 altogether. This is a good example of how much the Old Version was edited over the years and through its many printings.