January 19, 2013

A Sunday Hymn - Churches of Lancaster County

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.

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