Scripture Verse

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


John B. Dykes

Words: Car­o­lyn W. Gil­lette, 1998.

Music: Ni­ca­ea John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Carolyn W. Gillette


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.