1 Saviour, let Thy sanction rest
On the union witnessed now;
Be it with Thy presence blest,
Ratify the nuptial vow;
Hallowed let this union be
With each other and with Thee.
2 Thou in Cana didst appear
At a marriage feast like this;
Deign to meet us, Saviour, here,
Fountain of unmingled bliss!
Send Thine influence from above,
Consecrating earthly love.
3 Let the path these friends pursue,
From this hour together trod,
Many though their days or few,
Be a pilgrimage to God,
To the land where rest is given,
To our Father's house in heaven.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #529