Béni Soit Le Lien

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1 Béni soit le lien
Qui nous unit en Christ,
Le saint amour, l’amour divin
Que verse en nous l’Esprit.

2 Au ciel, vers notre Dieu,
Avec joie et ferveur,
S’élèvent nos chants et voeux,
Parfum doux au Seigneur.

3 Nous mettons en commun
Nos fardeaux, nos labeurs;
En Jésus nous ne sommes qu’un
Dans la joie et les pleurs.

4 Si nous devons bientôt
Quitter ces lieux bénis,
Nous nous retrouverons là-haut,
Pour toujours réunis.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13913

Translator: Edmond Louis Budry

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Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Béni soit le lien
Title: Béni Soit Le Lien
English Title: Blest be the tie that binds
Translator: Edmond Louis Budry
Author: John Fawcett
Language: French
Copyright: Public Domain


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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