Scripture Verse

Both Jesus was called, and His disciples, to the marriage. John 2:2


Henry W. Baker

Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: St. George (Gaunt­lett) Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Mahlon, J. Par­sons, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­tho­dist Hym­nal (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­tho­dist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 933 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Henry J. Gauntlett
National Portrait Gallery

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How welcome was the call,
And sweet the festal lay,
When Jesus deigned in Cana’s hall
To bless the marriage day!

And happy was the bride,
And glad the bridegroom’s heart,
For He who tarried at their side
Bade grief and ill depart.

His gracious power divine
The water vessels knew;
And plenteous was the mystic wine
The wondering servants drew.

O Lord of life and love,
Come Thou again today;
And bring a blessing from above
That ne’er shall pass away.

O bless, as erst of old,
The bridegroom and the bride;
Bless with the holier stream that flowed
Forth from Thy piercèd side.

Before Thine altar throne
This mercy we implore;
As Thou dost knit them, Lord, in one,
So bless them evermore.