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Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Christian Love

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Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Christian Love is a Christian hymn. The text was written by John Fawcett.[1] It is often sung to the tune Dennis, composed by Hans Georg Nägeli (1773-1836).[2]

The hymn is featured in all three acts of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town (1940).


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.


  1. John Fawcett, Hymns Adapt­ed to the Cir­cum­stance of Pub­lic Wor­ship, Leeds, Eng­land: 1782
  2. Cyberhymnal, Blest Be the Tie That Binds