Come Thou Everlasting Lord
Come, Thou everlasting Lord,
With Thy presence crown the board;
Condescend to be a guest,
At Thy creatures’ humble feast.
Now Thine own appointment grace,
With Thy presence in this place;
Wedded may our spirits be,
Heavenly Bridegroom, unto Thee.
May this newly-wedded pair
Learn each other’s cross to bear;
Partners of each other’s joy,
Every gift for Thee employ.
Husband, wife, are now one twain,
One in heart may they remain;
One in sentiment and will,
All the law of love fulfill.
Glory to Thy sovereign grace,
Thus to multiply our race;
May their offspring be, indeed,
To the Lord a holy seed.
May the household all, at last,
Come to the eternal feast;
Drink at large the heavenly wine,
Flowing from the living Vine.
May our every action tend
To Thy glory as its end:
Our affections, Lord, refine,
Thou canst make the water wine.
At the marriage of the Lamb,
When the ready Bride is come,
We shall at the marriage feast
Find the best is kept till last.