8953. Savior, Let Thy Sanction Rest

1 Savior, let Thy sanction rest
On the union witnessed now;
Be it with Thy presence blest;
Ratify the nuptial vow;
Hallowed let this union be
With each other, and with Thee.

2 Thou in Cana didst appear,
At a marriage feast like this;
Deign to meet us, Savior, here,
Fountain of unmingled bliss!
Crown with joy this festive board—
Joy that earth cannot afford.

3 We no miracle require—
Turning water into wine—
All our panting hearts desire
Is to taste Thy love divine:
Holy influence from above
Consecrating earthly love.

4 Let the path our friends pursue
From this hour together trod,
Many though its days, or few,
Be a pilgrimage to God;
To the land where rest is given,
To our Father’s house in Heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Savior, let Thy sanction rest
Title: Savior, Let Thy Sanction Rest
Author: Thomas Raffles (1852)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: On the occasion of the marriage of the Rev. J. F. and Mrs. Guenett
Tune Information
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Christen-Schatz (Basle: 1745)
Copyright: Public Domain

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