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How blest the sacred tie that binds in union sweet




How blest the sacred tie that binds,
In union sweet, according minds!
How swift the heavenly course they run,
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one!


To each the soul of each how dear!
What jealous care, what holy fear!
How doth the generous flame within
Refine from earth, and cleanse from sin!


Their streaming tears together flow
For human guilt and human woe ;
Their ardent prayers united rise
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.


Together oft they seek the place
Where God reveals His awful face ;
How high, how strong, their raptures swell,
There's none but kindred souls can tell


Nor shall the glowing flame expire,
'Mid nature's drooping, sickening fire;
Soon shall they meet in realms above,
A heaven of joy —because of love.


---Alternative verses---


To each the soul of each how dear!
What jealous love, what holy fear!
How doth the generous flame within
Refine from earth, and cleanse from sin!


Their streaming tears together flow
For human guilt and mortal woe ;
Their ardent prayers together rise
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.


Together oft they seek the place.
Where God reveals his awful face;—
At length they meet in realms above,
A heaven of joy — because of love.


Together both they seek the place
Where God reveals His awful face ;
How high, how strong, their raptures swell,
There's none but kindred souls can tell


Nor shall the glowing flame expire,
When nature droops her sickening fire;
Then shall they meet in realms above,
A heaven of joy —because of love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1773
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 597
      1866# 864
      MUSIC
      Name: FESTUS (BONN)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 331D
        # 364D
        # 363D
        # 229D
        # 59D
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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