Number: 438
Title: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Composer: Johann Georg Nageli (1773-1836) Arr. Lowell Mason, 1845
Author: John Fawcett, 1782
Scripture: Galatians 6:2
Theme: Church

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 our mutual woes,
    Our mutual burdens bear,
    And often for each other flows
    The sympathizing tear.

4.  From sorrow, toil, and pain,
    And sin we shall be free;
    And perfect love and friendship reign
    Through all eternity.

*Or "Maker's."