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Brotherly Love.


1 LO, what an entertaining Sight
2 Are Brethren that agree,
3 Brethren whose chearful Hearts unite
4 In Bands of Piety.
5 When Streams of Love from Christ the Spring
6 Descend to every Soul,
7 And Sacred Peace with Balmy Wing
8 Shades and bedews the whole;
9 'Tis like the Oyl on Aaron shed
10 Which choice Perfumes compose,
11 Down softly from his Reverend Head
12 It trickled to his Toes.
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13 Tis pleasant as the Morning Dews
14 That fall on Zion's Hill;
15 Where God his mildest Glory shews,
16 And makes his Grace distil.


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Title (in Source Edition): Brotherly Love. PSALM CXXXIII.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: hymn

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 61-62. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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