Christian lyrics with chords for guitar, banjo, mandolin etc.
Words: John Fawcett, 1782
Music: Johann G. Nägeli; arranged by Lowell Mason, 1845
BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS
(F) Blest be the (C7) tie that (F) binds
Our (Bb) hearts in Chris(F)tian (C) love;
The (C7) fellow(F)ship of (C7) kindred (F) minds
(Bb) Is (F) like (Bb) to (F) that (C7) ab(F)ove.
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.