Before the dawn of time began,
The three in One drew up a plan,
And sinners lost can now be won,
A bride of honour for the Son.
Among those saved, these two have found
In Christ they now wish to be bound.
Their race together they will run
Joined, both through marriage, and the Son.
The church is full, the groom awaits
The bride approaching at the gates,
Though separate now, they'll soon be one,
And this will glorify the Son.
The vows are made, in mind and heart.
The couple now their journey start
Through joy and pain, through work and fun,
Together trusting in the Son.
Faithful in life to God and spouse
The threefold cord will keep their house,
And, when their journey here is done,
Above they'll magnify the Son!
Jon Best and James Hughes (June 2015)
Tune: Duke Street - John Hatton d. 1793