by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Behold how good a thing it is
Language: English 
Behold how good a thing it is,
for bretheren to agree,
when men amongst them do no stryfe,
but peace and concord see,
full lyke unto the pretious balme,
from Arons head that fell,
and did descend uppon his beard,
his garment skirts untyll.

And as the pleasant morning dew,
the Mountaines doth releeve:
so God will blesse, where concord is,
and lyfe eternall give.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-08-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 65