Scripture Verse

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.@Genesis 2:24

Introduction

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Neil Barham
(1962–)

Words: Neil Bar­ham, 2009.

Music: Ew­ing Al­ex­an­der Ew­ing, 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

How fragrant, like sweet heaven,
That home where Christ is Lord,
Where fathers love His Gospel
And sons feed on His Word,
Where mothers pour His mercy
On daughters of His love,
Where waves of His compassion
Bring joy where’er they move.

How beautiful their union;
How God-like, how serene;
How like that Triune Oneness
Who reigns in Heav’n, unseen.
How like that God Incarnate—
Of God and Man the Son,
How wondrous this affection:
The many live as one.

One flesh, one heart, one spirit,
One bone, one blood, one soul;
One covenantal promise
To keep while ages roll;
One blended life that gives life
To children clothed with prayer,
One mighty rock, one shelter
From every storm and care.

Come, feast of Heaven’s table;
Come taste of rich delight!
Come revel and come ravish
With pleasures passing sight!
Come radiant, holy Splendor,
Knit all our hearts in one:
Come mirror here Your glories,
Great Father, Spirit, Son!