1 Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love:
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.
2 Before the 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 we asunder part,
it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart,
and 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 (1782)|
|Topic:||Blessed Hope; Farewell Service; Christian Friendship(3 more...)|
|Composer:||Hans G. Nägeli, 1773-1836|
|Arranger:||Lowell Mason (1845)|