Number: 557
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.