8 Great Christian Wedding Hymn Songs

by Josh Wiley on April 28, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

When planning a wedding there are so many decisions that need made. Music choices for the first dance or for a solo during the ceremony often come to mind. The Hymns sung during the Ceremony are also important. The Christian wedding hymns you pick should be ones that you and your spouse enjoy and ones that give glory and honor to God.  Check out this list of eight great Christian Wedding Hymns starting with the classic Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace- A Classical Hymn

Partial Hymn Lyrics:

The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

as long as life endures.

Check out the video to the right for Amazing Grace or directly through You Tube

 

Love Divine, All Love Excelling- Wedding Hymn All About Love

Partial Music Lyrics:

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.

 

Abide with Me- God Leading the Marriage

Partial Hymn Lyrics:

I need Thy presence every passing hour.

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?

Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me

 

How Great Though Art- Glory To God

Partial Song Lyrics

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

 

All Things Bright and BeautifulSimply A  Beautiful Hymn

Partial Hymn Lyrics:

God gave us eyes to see them,

And lips that we might tell

How great is God Almighty,

Who has made all things well.

 

O Perfect LoveA Love Song

Partial Hymn Lyrics:

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,

Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne,

That theirs may be the love which knows no ending,

Whom thou forevermore dost join in one.

 

Be Thou My VisionGod is our vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.

Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

 

All Creatures of Our God and King- A Wonderful Hymn Choice

Partial Hymn Lyrics:

All creatures of our God and King

Lift up your voice and with us sing,

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

 

These eight choices would all make a great Christian Wedding hymn for any ceremony. Let us know what Hymn you played at your wedding or what your favorite Christian hymn song for a wedding is in the comments!

Check out this article on Love for your wedding  Bible study on love from 1 Corinthians 13



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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard July 3, 2011 at 8:17 am

I am trying to trace the lyrics of “How great is God Almighty” as sung to the misic of John Brow’s Song/Body.

Do you know them?

Richard

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Suzanne September 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown's_Body

“John Brown’s Body” (originally known as “John Brown’s Song”) – an American marching song about the abolitionist John Brown.

Would this perhaps be a place to start? If you haven’t already found it by now, that is. :)

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Judi Moyle September 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

I am trying to find the Lyrics of a hymn sung at our wedding 40 years ago. “God be with them while they stand, Heart in heart and hand in hand”.

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Suzanne September 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Sept 17/11

play list – find title and click on music player when song loads

http://my.letssingit.com/cgi-exe/am.cgi?a=my_playlist&special_id=5xmrs

http://www.metrolyrics.com/heart-to-heart-

lyrics-emmylou-harris.html

Emmylou Harris: Heart To Heart
Songwriters: Kennerley Paul Hardy; Harris

Emmylou

Heart to heart, we’ll hold together
Hand in hand, we’ll find a way
Oh, the storms of life may bind us
But with the loving vows that bind us

Heart to heart, hand in hand we’ll stay, side

by side forever and always
Day by day, till our lives are done
This sweet love is ours to treasure far beyond all time and measure
Side by side, day by day as one

hope this helps :) nice song, by the way – it just might be perfect for the wedding I’ll be singing at in a couple of weeks :)

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Josh September 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Judi,

Thanks for commenting. I tried to find these lyrics and could not find them. Sounds like a great song. I hope you find it!

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Trahearn August 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

tune for “God be with them” is NEWINGTON 7777metre
by Archbishop W.D. Maglagam. Enjoy

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Nicola Wigfull September 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Judi,

Your search is over!

God be with them! while the stand
Heart in heart as hand in hand
breathing first to heaven above,
Holy vows of faith and love.

God be with them! when they go
By the path His love will show,
Each to work with ready will,
What they must for Him fulfil

God be with them! while they share
All he gives of toil and care;
Making glad whet’er they do,
With affection kind and true.

God be with them! while they sing
‘Mid the blessings time may bring;
Rising them on wings of praise;
To the light of all their days.

God be with them! while they pray,
Through a dark and troubled day
Learning thin in pain and loss.
How to share their Master’s cross.

God be with them! when at last
Earthly joy for them is past;
Looking then for deathless love,
In the better home above.

My parents (and my mum’s parents before her) had it at their wedding and we’re hoping to have it at our wedding next May. We’re trying to find the tune. Does anyone know it?

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Alaina February 24, 2012 at 1:05 am

I also would like to know the tune of the ‘God be with them!’ song above, if anyone knows it. I’ve searched on the internet and can’t find it. Also never heard it before, but I like the words and would like to use it if possible. Thanks!!

In response to:
God be with them! while the stand
Heart in heart as hand in hand
breathing first to heaven above,
Holy vows of faith and love.

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Candace April 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Has anyone figured out the name of that song or who sings it?

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Teresa May 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Please figure out the song “Gracious father pour thy blessing on this blessed pair”.. This song was sung in my marriage.. Beautiful song.

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Daniel January 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Hi Teresa,

I have been trying to get the lyrics for this song.

Are you able to help me with this?

Thanks,
Daniel

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stephen onuigwe June 1, 2012 at 12:25 am

Open my eyes Lord, so that i can know you more.

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Melorie June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Plse help me find the lyrics for the songs “Amazing Grace” and “O perfect love”

God Bless
Melorie Raman

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Chris $ July 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

You can… Google that. :-)

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Rebecca Jalbert July 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Before the Throne of God Above by Shane and Shane is a beautiful song that tells the gospel. My husband and I will use it next year in our 25 year wedding renewal ceremony!

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Dylan August 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Jack Wellman August 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thank you Dylan. I almost marked this spam but checked it out and its a free eBook that is being given away but the song is awesome too. Worthy of praise for God. Thanks.

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