Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before the Father's awesome throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our hearts, 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 sympathising tear.

When for a while we part,
This thought will soothe our pain,
Then 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
Through all eternity.

John Fawcett. 1739-1817

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