At Cana, Lord, thou didst appear

Representative Text

1 At Cana, Lord, Thou didst appear
To grace a marriage feast;
We ask Thee likewise to be here
And be a wedding guest.

2 Upon the wedded pair look down,
Who now have plighted hands;
Their union with Thy favor crown
And bless their nuptial bands.

3 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,
Of all rich dowries best!
Their substance bless, and peace bestow,
To sweeten all the rest.

4 In purest love their souls unite,
That they, with Christian care,
May make domestic burdens light,
By taking mutual share.

5 True helpers may they prove indeed,
In prayer and faith and hope;
And see with joy a godly seed
To build their household up.

6 On every soul assembled here,
O make Thy face to shine;
Thy goodness more our hearts can cheer
Than richest food or wine.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #261

Author: John Berridge

Berridge, John, born at Kingston, Notis, March 1, 1716, and educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 1749 he was ordained as curate to the parish of Stapleford, near Cambridge, and in 1755 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Everton, where he died Jan. 22, 1793. His epitaph, written by himself for his own tombstone (with date of death filled in), is an epitome of his life. It reads:— " Here lies the remains of John Berridge, late Vicar of Everton, and an itinerate servant of Jesus Christ, who loved his Master and His work; and after running on His errands for many years, was caught up to wait on Him above. Reader! art thou born again? (No salvation without a new birth.) I was born in sin, February, 1716; remained ignorant of my fallen sta… Go to person page >

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First Line: At Cana, Lord, thou didst appear
Author: John Berridge
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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American Lutheran Hymnal #261

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #341

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #341

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a341

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