Blest Be the Tie That Binds
John Fawcett, 1740 – 1817 Hans G. Naegeli, 1773 – 1836
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.
The church featured today is Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Brickerville, PA, and was erected in 1805.