Bless all today who gather here
To see this couple wed.
In joy and hope, with reverent fear,
May holy vows be said.
May this man with a love intense
Protect and keep his bride.
As Christ did in the fullest sense
When for His church He died.
And as the church responds in kind,
Devoted, Lord, to You.
May she resolve within her mind
To give respect that's due.
What God has joined upon this day
Let no one else divide,
And may this couple always stay
Close to each other's side
Your saving grace impart to all
This day, from great to least.
And let them heed the Saviour's call
To His great marriage feast.
James Hughes (May 2015)
Tune: Amazing Grace (Virginia Harmony 1831)