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Lord, Who at Cana's Wedding Feast

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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 The holiest 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,
Through care-worn days each care divides,
And doubles every joy.

3 On those who at Thine altar 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!


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Adelaide Thrupp

Adelaide Thrupp was born in London St. Georges, Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, England and died in 1908 in Guildford, Surrey, England. With her brother, Joseph she published Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship, 1853. NN, Hymnary  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, who at Cana's wedding feast
Title: Lord, Who at Cana's Wedding Feast
Author: Adelaide Thrupp (1853)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord, Who at Cana's wedding feast. [Holy Matrimony.] Given in Thrupp's Psalms & Hymns, 1853, No. 149, as "Thou Who at Cana's wedding feast," in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed "A. T.", i.e. Adelaide Thrupp. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 1420, it is "Lord, who at," &c. Also in Turing's Collection, 1882. In the latter a new stanza (ii.) is added by Preb. Turing.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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