Title: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Composer: Johann G. Nägeli;Lowell Mason, 1845
Author: John Fawcett, 1782
Scripture: Galatians 3 Galatians 6 Philippians 1:11 Philippians 2:11 1 Thessalonians 2:8 1 John 3 1 John 4
Theme: Church: Community in Christ;Home and Family;Love;Love Feast;Love Feast;Reconciliation;The Nature of the Church: United in Christ
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, our mutual burdens bear; and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear. 4. When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain; but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.