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Feed: starke Kirchenlieder Posted on: Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:07 PM Author: Stephen P. Starke Subject: Oh, How Good and Truly Pleasant
Set to the tune BEACH SPRING, the text was written in 2007 for Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. God bring His healing to the MNS Distict.
1. Oh, how good and truly pleasant When we dwell in unity: Gentle sisters, caring brothers Loving others selflessly! This the oneness God desires For the people called His own, So that we, by our affection, Might His love to all make known.
2. Like the oil of consecration Running down from Aaron's brow, On his beard and sacred collar, To his priestly role endow, So our love, to God devoted, Spreads His fragrance everywhere; Royal priests by God anointed, One in service, faith, and prayer.
3. Were the heavy dew of Hermon On Mount Zion to descend, There the Lord commands His blessing: Life eternal without end; So would God, from Calv'ry's mountain, Rain down love on desert lives, Causing them to bud and flower Till His grace our world revives.
4. Come, O precious Oil of Gladness, Help us love and live as one, As the Son is in the Father And the Father in the Son, You, as love from both proceeding, Three in One and One in Three— One in love at the beginning, One in love eternally!