Deign this union to approve

Deign this union to approve

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Deign this union to approve,
And confirm it, God of love.
Bless Thy servants; on their head
Now the oil of gladness shed;
In this nuptial bond to Thee
Let them consecrated be.

2 In prosperity, be near,
To preserve them in thy fear;
In affliction, let Thy smile
All the woes of life beguile;
And when every change is past,
Take them to Thyself at last.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Deign this union to approve
Author: William Bengo Collyer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Deign this union to approve. W. B. Collyer. [Holy Matrimony.] Appeared in his Services suited to the Solemnisation of Matrimony, &c, 1837, No. 8, in 2 stanzas of 6 lines. It is given, unaltered, in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879. It is also found in a few American hymn-books, including the Protestant Episcopal Church Hymnal, 1871.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Church Hymnal #228

Gospel Hymns #d102

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #247


Hymnal #247

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Hymnal #247

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1268

Parish Psalmody #d143

Parish Psalmody #d145

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #247

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The Hymnal #247

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