2107. Hail! Sweetest, Dearest Tie That Binds

1. Hail! sweetest, dearest tie that binds
Our glowing hearts in one;
Hail sacred hope, that tunes our minds
To harmony divine.
It is the hope, the blissful hope,

Which Jesus’ grace has giv’n;
The hope when days and years are passed,
We all shall meet in Heav’n.

2. What though the northern wintry blast
Shall howl around thy cot,
What though beneath an eastern sun,
Be cast our distant lot;
Yet still we share the blissful hope! [Refrain]

3. No lingering hope, no parting sigh,
Our future meetings knows;
The friendship beams from every eye,
And hope immortal grows,
O sacred hope! O blissful hope! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hail! sweetest, dearest tie that binds
Title: Hail! Sweetest, Dearest Tie That Binds
Author: Amos Sutton (1833)
Refrain First Line: Which Jesus' grace has giv'n
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Sutton, a missionary to India, wrote these words during a visit to England.
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: CMD
Incipit: 51113 21231 13561
Key: F Major
Source: Traditional Scottish tune
Copyright: Public Domain

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