Tune: William Billings, 1778
Lyrics: Thomas Baldwin, 1793
Meter: 8s (8,8,8,8)
From whence does this union arise,
That hatred is conquer’d by love?
It fastens our souls with such ties,
That distance and time can’t remove.
It cannot in Eden be found,
Nor yet in Paradise lost;
It grows on Immanuel’s ground,
And Jesus’ dear blood it did cost.
My friends once so dear unto me,
Our souls so united in love:
Where Jesus is gone we shall be,
In yonder blest mansions above.
This is a minor companion to the major tune Saint Peters on page 389.