Blest be the tie that binds

Blest be the tie that binds
  Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship our spirit finds
  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.
From sorrow, toil, and pain,
  And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and oneness reign
  Through all eternity.
Gifty Boakye-Ansah

Kumasi, Ghana

Whenever the message of divine service touched me, this is the song that first rings in my ears.

Love in fellowship.

Mwaba Kelvin

Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia

The amazing thing about these songs, is that they do not fade way as compared to our contemporary so called Gospel of our day.

Our precious brothers and sisters who sung most the songs contained in our hymn books where of no doubt moved by the Holy Ghost beyond measure to usher the spiritual inspiration for the ages to come. To the intent that one hundred years from now if rapture tarries these songs shall still have the same inspiration as if they has been released a day ago.


Penehafo Nekomba

Bad Ems, Germany

This song is everything to whenever I feel down I listen to it and it rings a message to me “there’s hope”. 🙏🏾

Quincey Jean Cunningham

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

I had written part of this lovely hymn down, started singing it and looked up this hymn. Lo and behold, I saw all of these wonderful comments! I grew up in near Raleigh, went to school in Raleigh and our church in Knightdale, N. C, sang this song.

Beautiful Hymn!

Gideon Mensah Kusi

Dormaa Ahenkro, Dormaa, Ghana

This song bring much inspirations to me. whenever I sing along with a piano I feel liberated. Am humbled by this masterpiece.

Ruth Edwards

Raleigh, NC, United States

My father's family has in the past had family reunions and now that he and his eleven siblings have passed. It is up to my generation to make plans for our family's next reunion... I thought of this song and I have changed a few words of which I will share. I thought it would be appropriate for the family to read it together as our blessing:

Bless be the tie that that binds our hearts in FAMILY love,

The Fellowship our spirit finds 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 have 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 one day we will meet again.

From sorrow, toil, and pain, and sin we shall be free;

And perfect love and oneness reign through all eternity.

Lord bless the FOOD before us and our bodies to your service,

Bless the FAMILY beside us, and the LOVE between us.

May it be your will, LORD, that we will be together again.

In JESUS name we pray, Amen

Dorothy Valcarcel

Cottonwood, AZ, United States

43 years ago when my husband and I got married we didn’t have a large budget for our wedding so instead of paying a soloist for special music we decided to have the 200 wedding guests at the end of the service sing this lovely hymn together with us. I always feel the joy of that wonderful day when I hear this song again. And so many of our friends said they remember our wedding because of this hymn.

Pam Newlyn

Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom

This used to be a favourite, amongst many hymn many years ago when I was part of the Baptist Community. Many years on, it is not a hymn that we sing , but I suddenly started singing it to myself the other day and wanted to refresh the words in my memory.

Karen Weaver

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

I woke up this morning singing this powerful song. The last time I sang it was over 60 years ago at our pastor's farewell service! Today as my husband and I wait on the Lord for our next assignment my heart is encouraged by these words and the story behind them!!


Great song!