The grace of life is theirs


The grace of life is theirs
who on this wedding day
delight to make their vows
and for each other pray.
May they, O Lord, together prove
the lasting joy of Christian love.

Where love is, God abides:
and God shall surely bless
a home where trust and care
give birth to happiness.
May they, O lord, together prove
the lasting joy of such a love.

How slow to take offence
love is! How quick to heal!
How ready in distress
to know how others feel!
May they, O Lord, together prove
the lasting joy of such a love.

And when time lays its hand
on all we hold most dear,
and life, by life consumed,
fulfills its purpose here:
May we, O Lord, together prove
the lasting joy of Christian love.


Words: Fred Pratt Green
Words © 1970 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to reproduce this hymn, contact:
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Rest of the World: Stainer & Bell Ltd., www.stainer.co.uk

Music: Harewood

Meter: 66 66 44 44

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