st. 1 = Ps. 133:1-2
st. 2 = Ps. 133:3
A paraphrase of Psalm 133, this text is a revised version of the one found in the 1912 Psalter. (See further discussion of this psalm's text at PHH 133.) Using metaphors such as oil and dew, "How Good and Pleasant" extols the blessings of unity and love among God's people.
Regular Sunday worship; ecumenical gatherings; other occasions of "communion of the saints."
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988