By vows of love together bound

By vows of love together bound

Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch
Tune: IRA (Zeuner)
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1. By vows of love together bound,
The twain, on earth, are one;
One may their hearts, O Lord, be found,
Till earthly cares are done.

2. As from the home of earlier years
They wander, hand in hand,
To pass along, with smiles and tears,
The path of Thy command.

3. With more than earthly parents’ care,
Do Thou their steps attend;
And with the joys or woes they share,
Thy loving kindness blend.

4. O let the memory of this hour
In future years come nigh
To bind, with sweet, attractive power,
And cheer them till they die.

5. And to that blessèd, fadeless land,
Where partings may not be,
Lead them—a happy household band—
Forever near to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #694

Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch

Fitch, Eleazar Thompson, D.D. Born at New Haven, Jan. 1, 1791, and graduated at Yale College, 1810. In 1817 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Yale, and retained the Professorship to 1863. Died Jan. 31, 1871. His published works include Sermons, &c. With Dr. Bacon and others he compiled the Connecticut Congregational Psalms & Hymns, 1845, and contributed to it 3 psalm versions and 3 hymns. Of these the following are in use: (1) "Lord, at this closing hour." (Close of Divine Service. ) This is extensively used in America, and is also found in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867. (2) "The God of Peace, Who from the dead." (Close of Divine Service.) (3) "By vows of love together bound." (Holy Matrimony.) [Rev. F. M… Go to person page >

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