Hymns

Below are some examples of the Hymns that can be used in the Wedding service.

Love Divine

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down.
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown:
Jesu thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave:
Thee we would be always blessing
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Prey, and praise thee without ceasing.
Glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation
Pure and spotless let us be,
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee:
Change from glory into glory
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee:
Lost in wonder, love and praise.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fear relieved,
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.

Through many danger, toils and snares
We have already come,
‘Twas grace that brought us safe thus far,
And grace will lead us home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now Im found
Was blind, but now I see.

Ode To Joy

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of Glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day.

All thy works with joy surround thee,
Earth and heavens reflect thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around thee,
Centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in thee.

Mortals, join the happy chorus,
Which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us,
Brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music lifts us sunward;
In the triumph song of life.

Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird;
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word.

Sweet the rain’s new fall,
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass;
Praise for the sweetness,
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play;
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God’s re-creation
Of the new day.

Perfect Love

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
Lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,
That theirs may be the love that knows no ending
Whom thou for evermore dost join in one.

O perfect life, be thou their full assurance
Of tender charity and steadfast faith,
Of patient hope, and quiet brave endurance,
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death.

Grant them the joy that brightens earthly sorrow,
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife;
And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
That dawns upon eternal love and life.

Showers Of Blessing

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the saviour above.

chorus
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead

There shall be showers of blessing:
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Send them upon us O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come and now honour thy word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

Lord Of All Hopefulness

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Lord Of The Dance

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
But they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
They came with me and the dance went on.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame.
The holy people they said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high
And they left me there on the cross to die.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black.
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone
But I am the dance and I still go on.

They cut me down and I leapt up high.
I am the life that’ll never, never die
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.

The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never:
I nothing lack if I am his,
And he is mine for ever.

Where streams of living waters flow
My ransomed soul he leadeth;
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed;
But yet in love he sought me,
And on his shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,
With thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fiery cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs and praises
I will ever give to thee.

Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven,
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me his praise should sing?
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise him still the same as ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us,
Well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Widely as his mercy flows.

Angels, help us to adore him;
Ye behold him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
Dwellers all in time and space:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Tell Out, My Soul, The Greatness Of The Lord

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord:
Unnumbered blessings, give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of his word;
In god my saviour shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his name:
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age the same;
His holy name, the Lord, the mighty one.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might:
Powers and dominions lay their glory by;
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word:
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the
Lord to children’s children and for everyone

A New Commandment

A new commandment I give unto you
That you love one another as I have loved you,
That you love one another as I have loved you,
By this shall people know
That you are my disciples,
If you have love, one for another.
By this shall people know
That you are my disciples,
If you have love, one for another. (Repeat).

Eagle’s Wings

I have carried you on eagle’s wings
I will care for you in all your years
My heart is full of peace; you have been within my life
Your guiding hand has always covered me
I am full of confidence in you.

My soul is like a child, cradled safe within your arms
You have carried me across my years
Leading me thru’ sorrow and thru’ joy

Never need I be afraid, no matter how uncertain things may be
Sometimes thru’ me, sometimes in spite of me
You seem to find your purpose in my life.

Strong And Constant

I will be the one who walks with you!
You will be always within my hand
Take your heart and give it all to me
Strong and constant is my love
Strong and constant is my love

If you wander far away from me
I will search for you in every land
Should you call, then you will truly know
Strong and constant is my love
Strong and constant is my love

When you know sorrow within your life
I will come! I will embrace your heart
Through your pain you will discover me
Strong and constant is my love
Strong and constant is my love

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