Behold how good a thing - And as the pleasant morning dew (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-09-09). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 143 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Sept 2021 (error corrected, minor formatting).
Title: Behold how good a thing
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
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.