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Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Words by John Fawcett
Music by Hans G. Nageli

Hosea 11:4
"I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid meat unto them."

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          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 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.


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