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 each other's woes,
each other's burdens bear;
and often for each other flows
the sympathizing tear.
4 When we are called to part,
it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.
|First Line:||Blest be the tie that binds|
|Title:||Blest Be the Tie That Binds|
|Author:||John Fawcett (1782, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Acts 20:38; Galatians 3:28; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 4:3|
|Composer:||Johann G. Nägeli (1828)|
|Arranger:||Lowell Mason (1845)|