669. The Bond of Perfectness

1 How sweet this bond of perfectness,
The wondrous love of Jesus;
A pure foretaste of heaven’s bliss,
Oh, fellowship so precious!

Refrain:
Oh, brethren, how this perfect love
Unites us all in Jesus!
One heart, and soul, and mind we prove
The union heaven gave us.

2 The bond that circles heaven’s pure—
Oh, wondrous, wondrous story!—
Has dropped around the holy here,
And fills us all with glory. [Refrain]

3 Oh, praise the Lord for love divine
That binds us all together;
A thousand chords our hearts entwine,
Forever and forever. [Refrain]

4 “God over all and in us all,”
And through each holy brother;
No pow’r of earth or hell, withal,
Can rend us from each other. [Refrain]

5 Oh, mystery of heaven’s peace!
Oh, bond of heaven’s union!
Our souls in fellowship embrace,
And live in sweet communion. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: How sweet this bond of perfectness
Title: The Bond of Perfectness
Author: Daniel S. Warner (1893)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Colossians 3:14
Topic: Fellowship
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Bond_of_Perfectness); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (414); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (9); The Gospel Trumpet Co
Refrain First Line: Oh, brethren, how this perfect love
Tune Information
Name: [How sweet this bond of perfectness]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1893)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Bond_of_Perfectness); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (414); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (9); The Gospel Trumpet Co



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