1 BLEST be the dear uniting love,
That will not let us part!
Our bodies may far off remove,
We still are one in heart.
2 Joined in one spirit to our Head,
Where he appoints we go;
And stili in Jesu's footsteps tread,
And show his praise below.
3 O may we ever walk in him,
And nothing know beside;
Nothing desire, nothing esteem,
But Jesus crucified.
4 Closer and closer let us cleave
To his beloved embrace;
Expect his fulness to receive
And grace to answer grace.
5 Partakers of the Saviour's grace,
The same in mind and heart,
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,
Nor life, nor death can part.
6 But let us hasten to the day
Which shall our flesh restore,
When death shall all be done away,
And bodies part no more!