O Father, all creating, Whose wisdom, love, and power First bound two lives together In Eden’s primal hour, Today to these your children Your earliest gifts renew: A home by you made happy, A love by you kept true.
With good wine, Lord, at Cana The wedding feast you blessed. Grant also these your presence, And be their dearest guest. Their store of earthly gladness Transform to heavenly wine, And teach them, in the testing, To know the gift divine.
O Spirit of the Father, Breathe on them from above, So mighty in your pureness, So tender in your love That, guarded by your presence And kept from strife and sin, Their hearts may sense your guidance And know you dwell within.
Unless you build it, Father, The house is built in vain; Unless you, Savior, bless it, The joy will turn to pain. But nothing breaks a marriage Of hearts in you made one; The love your Spirit hallows Is endless love begun.
Hymn # 251 from Lutheran Worship Author: Samuel S. Wesley Tune: Aurelia 1st Published in: 1880