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620. Lord, Who at Cana's Wedding-Feast

1 Lord, who at Cana’s wedding-feast
Didst as a Guest appear,
Thou dearer far than earthly guest,
Vouchsafe Thy presence here.
For holy Thou indeed dost prove
The marriage-vow to be,
Proclaiming it a type of love
Between the Church and Thee.

2 This holy vow that man can make,
The golden thread in life,
The bond that none may dare to break,
That bindeth man and wife,
Which, blest by Thee, whate’er betides,
No evil shall destroy,
Thro' care-worn days each care divides,
And doubles ev'ry joy.

3 On those who now before Thee kneel,
O Lord, Thy blessing pour,
That each may wake the other’s zeal
To love Thee more and more.
Oh, grant them here in peace to live,
In purity and love,
And, this world leaving, to receive
A crown of life above.


Text Information
First Line: Lord, who at Cana's wedding-feast
Title: Lord, Who at Cana's Wedding-Feast
Author (st. 2): Godfrey Thring (1882)
Author (st. 1, 3): Adelaide Thrupp (1853)
Meter: C.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Christian Home: Marriage
Tune Information
Composer: Gottfried W. Fink (1842)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: B♭ Major

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