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Hymn #474: Blest Be The Tie That Binds

Hymn #473 Hymn #475

The Church

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474 (S.M.) John Fawcett

Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love!

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

Before our Father's throne

We pour our ardent pray'rs;

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 by the way;

While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day.

From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free;

And perfect love and friendship reign

In blest eternity.

Hymn #473 Hymn #475