Keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart.@Proverbs 6:20-21

Lauchlan M. Watt, The Tryst: A Book of the Soul (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907).

St. Quintin arranged from Henry Parr, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lauchlan M. Watt (1867-1957)

I bind my heart this tide
To the Galilean’s side,
To the wounds of Calvary,
To the Christ who died for me.

I bind my soul this day
To the brother far away,
And the brother near at hand,
In this town, and in this land.

I bind my heart to thrall
To the God, the Lord of all,
To the God, the poor man’s Friend,
And the Christ whom He did send.

I bind myself to peace,
To make strife and envy cease,
God, knit Thou sure the cord
Of my thralldom to my Lord!