The United Methodist Hymnal


Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love

1.	Blest be the dear uniting love 
	that will not let us part; 
	our bodies may far off remove, 
	we still are one in heart.

2.	Joined in one spirit to our Head,
	where he appoints we go, 
	and still in Jesus' footsteps tread, 
	and do his work below.

3.	O may we ever walk in him, 
	and nothing know beside, 
	nothing desire, nothing esteem, 
	but Jesus crucified!

4.	We all are one who him receive, 
	and each with each agree, 
	in him the One, the Truth, we live; 
	blest point of unity!

5.	Partakers of the Savior's grace, 
	the same in mind and heart, 
	nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place, 
	nor life, nor death can part.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1742
MUSIC: Lowell Mason, 1850; William Havergal, 1847
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:2
Theme: Church: Community in Christ; Closing Hymns; Commitment; Love; Love Feast; Love Feast; Ordination; The Nature of the Church: United in Christ