The Tie that Binds

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 John Fawcett (1740-1817), the author of the following hymn, was converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of George Whitefield (1714-1770). While pastoring a small Baptist Church in Wainsgate, England, he accepted a call to pastor a considerably larger church in London. When all his family’s earthly goods were being loaded for the move to London, many of the Fawcett’s parishioners were in tears. His wife went to her husband and lamented, “John, I cannot bear this.” “Neither can I,” responded her husband. … Continue reading “The Tie that Binds”