Quotation by John Blain

My Christian friends, in bonds of love, whose hearts in sweetest union join,
Your friendship's like a drawing band, yet we must take the parting hand.
Your company's sweet, your union dear; Your words delightful to my ear,
Yet when I see that we must part, You draw like cords around my heart.
John Blain (18th century), U.S. hymn–writer. Published in The Sacred Harp (1991). "Parting Hand," l. 1-4 (1818).
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