Lord, Today Bless This New Marriage

Author: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, today bless this new marriage
Title: Lord, Today Bless This New Marriage
Author: Marie J. Post (1974)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

Marie J. Post (PHH 5) wrote this text in 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for her son Jack's wedding. It was first published in the Psalter Hymnal Supplement (1974) and revised for publication in the 1987 Psalter Hymnal.

The text's phrases were inspired by words from the prayer that concludes the traditional wedding formulary of the Christian Reformed Church (Psalter Hymnal, pp. 1008-1009).

Liturgical Use:
Towards the close of a wedding service as a sung prayer.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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THE SERVANT SONG


COLLEGE HILL


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Moravian Book of Worship #428

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #581

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The New Century Hymnal #364

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