Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Christian Love

More hymns today.  I am trying desperately to counteract the serious mood I’m in.  Enjoy Blest Be the Tie That Binds (words below) and click here if you’d like to hear it on the cyber-hymnal.

Blest Be




















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 each other’s 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

Through all eternity.

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on July 23, 2013

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  1. by Karen

    On July 23, 2013

    I love that you are selecting hymns that have worn the test of time well. Their simple, yet beautiful melodies ring clear and true, and their words have depth of meaning. Sometimes the oldies, even in hymndom (How do you like my word creation?), truly are the best.

  2. by seminarygal

    On July 23, 2013

    Thank you, Karen. One of our regular presenters at the hospital prefers hymns to just about any kind of worship music out there, primarily for the great theology that has stood the test of time…just as you say.

    Right now, I’m enjoying the way that worship takes my mind away from the troubles of this world that the Bible tells us are “momentary” and fixes my eyes on the eternal where these troubles melt away.

    I can make up words too: hymntherapy! 🙂

    2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

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