A man [shall] leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh. Mark 10:7–8
Lord Jesus, who didst once appear
To grace a marriage feast;
We now beseech Thy presence here,
To make this wedding blest.
With grace the bride and bridegroom speed;
Thy love their pattern be;
May heart with heart be true indeed,
As knit, O Lord, in Thee.
In purest love their souls unite,
That they with Christ-like care,
May make each other’s burden light,
By taking mutual share.
And looking to their heav’nly home,
Oh, may they dwell each day,
As heirs of life till Thou shalt come
To take Thy bride away.