1. Oh, how good and truly pleasant
When we dwell in unity:
Gentle sisters, caring brothers
Loving others selflessly!
This the oneness God desires
For the people called His own,
So that we, by our affection,
Might His love to all make known.
2. Like the oil of consecration
Running down from Aaron's brow,
On his beard and sacred collar,
To his priestly role endow,
So our love, to God devoted,
Spreads His fragrance everywhere;
Royal priests by God anointed,
One in service, faith, and prayer.
3. Were the heavy dew of Hermon
On Mount Zion to descend,
There the Lord commands His blessing:
Life eternal without end;
So would God, from Calv'ry's mountain,
Rain down love on desert lives,
Causing them to bud and flower
Till His grace our world revives.
4. Come, O precious Oil of Gladness,
Help us love and live as one,
As the Son is in the Father
And the Father in the Son,
You as love from both proceeding,
Three in One and One in Three--
One in love at the beginning,
One in love eternally!