464. Blest Be the Tie That Binds

1 Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

2 Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear,
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

4 When here our pathways part,
We suffer bitter pain;
Yet, one in Christ and one in heart,
We hope to meet again.

5 This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way,
While each in expectation lives
And longs to see the day.

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And sin we shall be free
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Blest be the tie that binds
Title: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Author: John Fawcett (1772, alt.)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Name: BOYLSTON
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major



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