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S.M.

1
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

2
Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3
We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

4
When for a while we part,
This thought will soothe our pain,
That we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

5
This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way,
While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.

6
From sorrow, toil, and pain,
From sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.