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Wedding Hymns

In this page you'll find the wording for some popular wedding hymns as well as some information to help you if you're choosing hymns for your wedding. Remember,

  • Most church weddings have two hymns during the service.
  • Choosing your hymns means not only choosing the words but also choosing which tune the words are set to. Confirm the tune with your organist.
  • Whilst many couples pick their favourite hymns, try to make sure that you pick hymns which people will recognise.
  • Be aware of copyright issues. When hymns are sung there are no copyright issues, but when the words are printed (such as on an Order of Service) there could be a copyright issue - copyright has usually expired on older hymns. If the copyright has not expired and you wish to print the text you will need the permission of the copyright holder, which is likely to be a nominal fee.

    CDs of Wedding Hymns

    If you're having a church ceremony we recommend buying 'Love Divine (The Essential Hymns Collection)' which has 24 popular wedding hymns. A smaller selection of hymns, but also including other wedding music, can be found in 'A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music'. Find out more or buy

    For a full listing of hymns look at the new church hymnary (known as CH4) which was printed in 2005. It's available as either the words only version or with the melodies. Find out more or buy

    Hymn Index

    If you choose hymns from this list you can copy and paste the text in to your Order of Service.

    First Line of Hymn Notes Copyright Link
    All people that on earth do dwell Expired
    All that I am Unknown
    All things bright and beautiful expired View
    Amazing Grace Expired View
    And can it be that I should gain Expired
    And did those feet in Ancient Time Note 1 Expired View
    As man and woman we were made Note 2
    As wedding music fills our hearts Unknown
    At the name of Jesus Expired
    Be our chief guest, Lord Note 3 Unknown
    Bind us together Note 4
    Colours of Day
    Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Expired View
    For the beauty of the earth Expired
    Give me joy in my heart Unknown
    Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning Unknown
    God of all living Note 5 Unknown
    God of all loving Note 6 Unknown
    Great is thy faithfulness
    Guide me, o thou great Redeemer Expired View
    Immortal, invisible View
    I danced in the Morning Note 6
    I vow to thee my country Expired View
    I watch the sunrise Unknown
    Lead us heavenly Father lead us Expired View
    Lord Jesus Christ you have come to us Unknown
    Lord of all hopefulness Note 7
    Love divine, all loves excelling Expired View
    Make me a channel of your peace Note 8
    Now thank we all our God Expired
    O Father all creating
    O God of love to Thee we bow Unknown
    O Jesus I Have Promised Expired View
    O Lord my God when in awesome wonder Unknown
    O Perfect Love
    O Worship the King Expired
    One More Step Along The World I Go Note 9
    Peace Perfect Peace Expired
    Praise my soul the King of Heaven Expired View
    Praise to the Lord the Almighty Expired
    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God Unknown
    Take our bread we ask you
    Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord
    The grace of life is theirs
    The King of Love my Shepherd is Note 10 View
    The Lord's my Shepherd I'll not want
    Thine be the glory risen conquering Son Unknown
    To God be the glory Expired
    Walk with me O my Lord
    We plough the fields and scatter Expired

    Note 1 "And did those feet in Ancient Time" Also known as 'Jerusalem'

    Note 2 "As man and woman we were made" Suitable for various tunes: 'By Cool Siloam', 'Sussex Carol' or 'Amazing Grace'. Copyright: Stainer & Bell Limited, 23 Gruneisen Road, London, N3 1DZ, United Kingdom. Tel: 0208 343 3303, E-Mail: post@stainer.co.uk

    Note 3 "Be our chief guest, Lord" Suitable for the tune 'Morning has Broken'.

    Note 4 "Bind us together" Copyright: Kingsway Thankyou Music, PO Box 75, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NW, UK.

    Note 5 "God of all living" Suitable for the tune 'Morning has Broken'

    Note 6 "God of all loving" Suitable for the tune 'Morning has Broken'

    Note 7 "I danced in the morning" Also known as 'Lord of the dance' Copyright: Stainer & Bell Limited, 23 Gruneisen Road, London, N3 1DZ, United Kingdom. Tel: 0208 343 3303, E-Mail: post@stainer.co.uk

    Note 8 "Lord of all hopefulness" Suitable for the tune 'Slane'. Copyright: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, United Kingdom. Tel: 01865 353289, E-Mail: music.permissions.uk@oup.com

    Note 9 "Make me a channel of your peace" Copyright: OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, Oregon 97213, USA.

    Note 10 "One more step along the world I go" Copyright: Stainer & Bell Ltd, 23 Gruneisen Road, London, N3 1DZ. Telephone: 020 8343 3303, Fax: 020 8343 3024: post@stainer.co.uk http://www.stainer.co.uk

    Note 11 "The King of Love my Shepherd is" Suitable for the tune 'Dominus Regit Me'

    Morning has broken Copyright: David Higham Associates, 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London, W1R 4HA, United Kingdom. Tel: 0207 437 7888


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