Come to a wedding, come to a blessing

Come to a wedding, come to a blessing
come on a day when happiness sings!
Come rain or sun, come winter or summer,
celebrate love and all that it brings.

Thanks for the love that holds us together--
parent and child, and lover and friend;
thanks to the God whose love is our center,
source of compassion, knowing no end.

Love is the gift, and love is the giver,
love is the gold that makes the day shine;
love forgets self to care for the other,
love changes life from water to wine.

Come to this wedding, asking a blessing
for all the years that living prove:
health of the body, health of the spirit,
now to you both, we offer our love.

Words: Shirley Erena Murray
In the last line of the final verse, "now to you both" may be replaced with "(name) and (name)";
Words © 1992 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to reproduce this hymn, contact:
In all territories except New Zealand, Australia & Asia: Hope Publishing Company,
In New Zealand, Australia & Asia: Shirley Erena Murray,

Music: Bunessan

Meter: 55 54 D

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.