1 Crown with Thy benediction
This covenant of love;
And make this hallowed union
Foretaste of heaven above:
Let pure and perfect gladness,
Let pure and perfect rest,
And peace that know no sadness,
Thy presence, Lord, attest.
2 As once in Eden's springtime,
As once at Cana's feast,
So consecrate this bridal--
Be thou its guest and priest!
With sunshine wreathe the altar,
Chase every cloud away,
Nor let their voices falter
Who plight their troth today.
3 God bless the bride and bridegroom,
And fill with joy their life;
Keep them, through all its changes,
True husband, faithful wife!
If Thou wilt smile upon them,
They shall not need the sun;
This thought their hearts rejoicing--
Henceforth, not twain but one.
4 With Thy great love befriend them,
The love that casts out fear;
And make a rainbow round them
For every falling tear:
Till, all their sheaves well-garnered,
Heaven's harvest home they raise,
Where love, that knows no ending,
Inspires more perfect praise.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #535
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #387||Crown with Thy Benediction||Crown with Thy benediction||SEASONS||J. B. Greenwoord, b. 1828||76 76 D||1994||Marriage | ; Weddings ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #9338||Crown With Thy Benediction||Crown with Thy benediction||SEASONS (Mendelssohn)||John B. Greenwood, 1832-1905||76.76D|