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eHymnBook # 6668
First Line:
Lord Who at Cana's wedding feast
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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
Writer(s):
Trans/Adapted:
Dates: 1853,1882
Bible Refs: Jn 2:1;
LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
    Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
  • Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland) 1919
  • 1919# 237
  • The Hymnal 1940
  • 1940# 215


    MUSIC
    Name: BETHLEHEM
    Meter: 8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
    Writer(s):
    Dates: 1842
    ALTERNATIVE TUNES
    Name meter
    8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
    14 14 14 14
    8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)

    Lord, Who at Cana’s wedding feast
    Didst as a Guest appear,
    Thou dearer far than earthly guest,
    Vouchsafe Thy presence here.
    For holy Thou indeed dost prove
    The marriage vow to be,
    Proclaiming it a type of love
    Between the Church and Thee.


    This holy vow that man can make,
    The golden thread in life,
    The bond that none may dare to break,
    That bindeth man and wife,
    Which, blest by Thee, whate’er betide,
    No evil shall destroy,
    Through careworn days each care divides
    And doubles every joy.


    On those who now before Thee kneel,
    O Lord, Thy blessing pour,
    That each may wake the other’s zeal
    To love Thee more and more.
    Oh, grant them here in peace to live,
    In purity and love,
    And, this world leaving, to receive
    A crown of life above.

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