God, in joy we gather, giving thanks for marriage,
Witnessing the love between this woman and this man.
We with prayers surround them, asking now your blessing:
Strengthen their love, Lord, by your loving hand.
Christ, you blessed a wedding when you went to Cana;
Through your sacrificial love you show us how to live.
Look upon this couple, deepen their commitments;
As you forgive us, teach them to forgive.
Fill them with your Spirit, give them gifts for living:
Faith, so they will trust you as their strength in all they do,
Hope, for you walk with them in their life together,
Love for each other, love for serving you.
|First Line:||God, in joy we gather, giving thanks for marriage|
|Title:||God, in Joy We Gather|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette|
|Scripture:||Matthew 6:12; John 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 13|
|Topic:||Families and Marriage; Wedding|
|Notes:||A Wedding Hymn|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Composer:||John Bacchus Dykes (1861)|
|Composer (Descant):||David McKinley Williams (1948)|