There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and His disciples, to the marriage. John 2:1–2
Words: Carolyn W. Gillette, 1998.
GOD, IN JOY WE GATHER
© 1998 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
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Copied from Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today’s Worship, by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Geneva Press, 2000).
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God, in joy we gather, giving thanks for marriage,
Witnessing the love between this woman and this man.
We with prayers surround them, asking now your blessing:
Strengthen their love, Lord, by your loving hand.
Christ, you blessed a wedding when you went to Cana;
Through your sacrificial love you show us how to live.
Look upon this couple, deepen their commitments;
As you forgive us, teach them to forgive.
Fill them with your Spirit, give them gifts for living:
Faith, so they will trust you as their strength in all they do,
Hope, for you walk with them in their life together,
Love for each other, love for serving you.