Blest be the dear uniting love
Blest be the dear uniting love. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
First published in eight stanzas in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1742), where it was entitled ‘At Parting’:
Blest be the dear, Uniting Love That will not let us part:Our Bodies may far off remove, We still are join’d in heart.
Join’d in One Spirit to our Head, Where He appoints we go,And still in Jesu’s Footsteps tread, And do His Work below.
O let us ever walk in Him, And Nothing know beside,Nothing desire, Nothing esteem But Jesus Crucified.
Closer, and closer let us cleave To His belov’d Embrace,Expect His Fulness to receive, And Grace to answer Grace.
While thus we walk with Christ in Light Who shall our Souls...
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