We join to pray, with wishes kind,
A blessing, Lord, from Thee,
On those who now the bands have twined,
Which ne’er may broken be.
We know that scenes, not always bright,
May unto them be given;
But let there shine o’er all the light
Of love, and truth, and Heaven.
Still hand in hand, their journey through,
Meek pilgrims may they go,
Mingling their joys as helpmeets true,
And sharing every woe.
The Savior, whom they trust, the same;
The same their home above;
May each in each still feed the flame
Of pure and holy love.
And when the solemn hour shall come
Which severs earthly ties,
May hope rise brightening through the gloom,
And point to fairer skies.