Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wedding VII

first hymn

Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!

As we walked down the aisle, I held tight to my Dad's arm and tried to smile and look at the guests who were all smiling at us. I could see M, stood next to his best man, looking slightly nervous and standing up very straight and tall and looking so beautiful.

We stood next to each flanked by my Dad and Ben and, like a couple of teenagers, M and I nervously squeezed each others hands and sang the first hymn. I could hear my Dad's voice breaking a little as he sang, which of course made me start to cry as well. He handed me his hanky and whispered "Good luck, Miss G...".