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John Fawcett was born 1/6/1740, near Bradford, Yorkshire, England and Born Again under the ministry of George Whitfield.  Along with pastoring and founding Rawdon College Fawcett penned essays and over 150 hymns.  Most, if not all, of his hymns were written to be sung at the end of the services as these two show “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing.”  He died 7/25/1817.

“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…”

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