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Wedding Day

James Collignon

Digital Sheet Music PDF
$6.95
Composer:
James Collignon
Publisher:
James Collignon
Instrumentation:
Keyboard/Vocal
Key:
A Major
Vocal Range:
Medium
Vocal Pitch Range:
D4 - C#5
MP3 Duration:
01:57

John Keble's lyric for 'Wedding Day,' unlike most wedding songs, has a theological tone with scriptural references. The music is chromatic and, I feel, therefore romantic -- not romantic in the way other wedding songs are -- but unconsciously so. Copyright 2008 by James Collignon.

Lyrics

Wedding Day
(John Keble)
Music by James Collignon

The voice that breathed o’er
Eden that earliest wedding day,
The primal marriage blessing,
It hath not passed away.
Be present, heavenly Father,
To give away this bride,
As Eve Thou gav’st to Adam
Out of his own pierced side.

Be present, gracious Savior,
To join their loving hands,
As Thou didst bind two natures
In Thine eternal bands.
Be present, Holy Spirit,
To bless them as they kneel,
As Thou for Christ the Bride-groom
The heavenly spouse dost seal.

O spread Thy pure wings o’re them!
Let no ill power find place,
when onward through life’s journey
The hallowed path they trace,
To cast their crowns before Thee,
In perfect sacrifice,
Till to the home of gladness
With Christ’s own bride they rise.

© 1993

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