Scripture Verse

She is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Malachi 2:13


Words: Jo­hann G. Schön­er, in Ver­misch­te geist­liche Lied­er und Ge­dich­te (Nur­em­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1790) (Er­hebt euch, fro­he Lob­ge­sänge). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Fran­ces E. Cox, Sac­red Hymns from the Ger­man, 1841, page 71.

Music: Er­bar­mung Ger­man tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Schön­er or Cox (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

The Marriage of Tristram and Isoude Les Blanches Mains


Raise high the notes of exultation
To God’s bright throne with voices clear;
The mighty Lord of all creation
Lends to our songs a father’s ear.


Eternal Lord of Heaven above,
Look down and bless their plighted love;
Look down and bless their plighted love.

May peace and love, your lives adorning,
Attend you all your course along;
Your Christian walk, each night and morning,
More steadfast make with prayer and song.


By God’s own Word each action measure,
Let Christ your great exemplar be;
Still fix your hearts on heavenly treasure,
We hasten tow’rds eternity.


With cheerful faith in God confide ye,
The pilgrim’s staff with courage take;
And, till the silent grave divide ye,
God and each other ne’er forsake.