Hymn Morning Has Broken

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Hymns For Your Service

This page includes four hymns that are sung to the music of Morning Has Broken. Each hymn is suitable as the first hymn sung at the beginning of the service, which is in praise of God in whose presence everyone has assembled.

Morning Has Broken.
God Of All Living.
Be Our Chief Guest Lord.
Come To A Wedding.

With the exception of Morning Has Broken, all were written specifically for weddings.

Morning Has Broken

Words by Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)

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.

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God Of All Living

Words by MJM Walker

God of all living,
Father, we praise you,
Full of Thanksgiving,
For so much love;
Now in this wedding,
Come down among us,
Pour out your blessing,
Heavenly dove.

With love’s true slendour,
Father, delight us,
Each giving hourour,
With faithfulness;
And may the sharing,
Of this sweet union
Deepen our caring,
With tenderness.

May there be children,
Fruit of our loving,
True men and women,
With faith beside;
Grant us your keeping
In all our future,
Your love caressing
Bridegroom and bride.

© Copyright MJM Walker
c/o St Mary’s Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RT, United Kingdom.
E-Mail: hr50@dial.pipex.com
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Be Our Chief Guest Lord

Author Unknown

Be our chief guest Lord,
Lord of all living,
Lord of all loving,
This wedding day;
Bind us together,
In your sure keeping,
So we may never,
Wander away.

Bless all who have brought us,
Up from our childhood,
Caring forgiving,
Through the long day;
May the same spirit,
Shine in our home, Lord,
Lighting our pathway,
We humbly pray.

Bless all our friends, Lord,
Happy and true friends,
Laughing or crying,
Always the same;
Bright with this friendship,
May our own home be,
Ready to welcome,
All in your name.

Be our chief guest Lord,
Lord of all living,
Warm with compassion,
Showing the way;
Keep us together,
In loving service,
Families and friends, Lord,
This wedding day.

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Come To A Wedding

Words by Shirley Erena Murray

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 centre,
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 will prove;
Health of the body,
Health of the spirit,
Now to you both we offer our love.

© Copyright Shirley Erena Murray
Permission is given to reproduce this works with acknowledgement,
for non-commercial use in a congregational or similar setting.


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