Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Lyrics: John Fawcett (public domain)
Music: Hans Nageli (public domain) & Darby Hughes ©2020 Darby Hughes

“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

Blest be the tie that binds
Out hearts in Christian love
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above
Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares

We share our mutual woes
Our mutual burdens bear
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear
When we asunder part
It gives us inward pain
But we shall still be joined in heart
And hope to meet again.

This glorious hope revives
Our courage on the way;
While each in expectation lives
And longs to see that day
From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And sin we shall be free
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity

Lyrics ©public domain
Music ©public domain and ©2020 Darby Hughes