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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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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.

John Fawcett was born this date (1/16/1740) in Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England.

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