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.
|First Line:||Blest be the tie that binds|
|Title:||Blest Be the Tie That Binds|
|Author:||John Fawcett (1772, alt.)|
|Topic:||The Church: Communion of Saints|
|A CHARGE TO KEEP I HAVE (Hymnal for Worship & Celebration 448)|
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