Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational
words of the "Blest Be the Tie that Binds" lyrics, John Fawcett (January 6, 1740-July 25, 1817),
was born in Lidget Green (near Bradford), Yorkshire, England and
achieved fame as a Baptist minister and Hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Blest Be the Tie that Binds", Hans Georg Nageli (May 26, 1773-December 26, 1836),
was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland (near Zürich) and
became famous as a composer of both religious and popular songs. Hans Georg Nageli has been referred to as "the man who taught Switzerland to sing".
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Blest Be the Tie that Binds
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Fawcett (January 6, 1740
to July 25, 1817)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Hans Georg Nageli (May 26, 1773 to
December 26, 1836)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love"
First Publication Date:
Blest Be the Tie that Binds Lyrics
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 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.
This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way;
While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.
From sorrow, toil and pain,
And sin, we shall be free,
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.