Unity And Peace

Tune: Woodlands

('Tell out my soul')

Psalm 133 (v.1-3); Psalm 131 (v.4-8)


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

Yes, good and pleasant, it is found in this

That brethren together in unity

Dwell, and in the Lord's love, goodness they be


It is like to the precious ointment flow

Poured upon the head, and running down so

To the beard of Aaron [the High Priest], then flowing free

Reaching to edges of his garments, see


It is like the dew of Hermon anew

And as the dew on mounts of Zion too

For there the Lord commanded blessing sure

Which is even life now and evermore


Lord, my heart, it is not haughty or high

Nor my eyes lofty, they do not despy (despise)

In great matters I have not exercised

And in things too high I have not applied


Peace now, my soul, and meditate a while

Retain no thoughts evil, so not defile

Your communion sweet here with the One

Who has saved you, freed by His loving Son


I wait, stop, behave, quieten myself sure

Behave as child weaned of his mother pure

In humility, meekness, free from strife

Trusting Christ who for me gave up His life


My soul, all in it, mind, emotions, will

Thoughts, and all else in it, active, yet still

Content to abide in His presence sweet

To kneel and adore Him, fall at His feet


Yes, my soul, even as a weaned child is

Childlike simplicity, He mine, I His

Hope in the LORD, now from henceforth trust too

Hope e'en for ever, e will you renew





  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write and one of THE songs in our religion.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • Michael Edwards

      Great adaptation Orchi

      • orchidee

        Thanks Michael.

      • Maxine Smith

        Great write Orchidee.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Maxine.

        • Lorna

          I know your secret Orchi...... someone from back in 1066 is dictating all these songs to you............

          • orchidee

            Thanks Lorna. Ooh, nothing spooky in it, I hope!

          • FineB

            Thanks Orchidee.

            Spiritually uplifting.

            Keep writing

            • orchidee

              Thanks Fine.

            • w c

              Thanks, orchidee. This is an inspiring poem.

              • orchidee

                Thanks w c.

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