How blest the sacred tie that binds

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1. How blest the sacred tie that binds
In sweet communion kindred minds!
How swift the heav'nly course they run,
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one.

2. To each the soul of each how dear!
What tender love! what holy fear!
How does the gen'rous flame within
Refine from earth and cleanse from sin!

3. Their streaming eyes together flow
For human guilt and human woe;
Their ardent prayers together rise,
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #756

Author: Mrs. Barbauld

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia, née Aikin, daughter of the Rev. John Ailrin, D.D., a dissenting minister, was b. at Kibworth-Harcourt, Leicestershire, June 20, 1743. In 1753 Dr. Aikin became classical tutor at a dissenting academy at Warrington. During her residence there she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield's Hymns for Public Worship, &c, Warrington, 1772. In the following year these were included in her Poems, Lond., J. Johnson, 1773. In May, 1774, Miss Aikin was married to the Rev. Rochemont Barbauld, a descendant of a French Protestant family, and a dissenting minister. For some years Mr. Barbauld conducted, in addition to his pastoral work, a boarding school at Palgrave, Suffolk. From this he retired in 1785. In 1786 he undertook t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blest the sacred tie that binds
Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GRATITUDE (Bost)


MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d81

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d208

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #287

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #343

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #284

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #597

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #597

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #208

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #208

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #549

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #357

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #369

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #369

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #357

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #d22

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, for the use of Sunday Schools #60

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #53

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #53

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #674

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d82

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d104

Baptist Songs with Music #d78

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d340

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d117

Chapel Hymns #d226

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Chapel Melodies #248

Christ in Song #d203

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #756

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #79

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #79

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d365

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d424

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H365

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #365

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d81

Conference Hymns and Tunes #d33

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Crowning Day No. 2 #224

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S135

Die Union Choral Harmonie #d81

Gospel Hymns #d188

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d161

Grammar School Hymn Book #d111

Hallowed Songs #d132

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d271

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #595

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #629

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #475

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #420

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #621

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Hymnal Amore Dei #198

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #198

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #27

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #27

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d80

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #397

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #397

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Hymns for Christian Melody #990

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Hymns for Public Worship #425

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #391

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #989

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d95

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d436

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Hymns of the Advent #182

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Hymns of the Higher Life #180

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Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #182

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d108

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #433

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #433

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