Music for the entrance of the Bride
‘God is love, and those who live in love live in God: and God lives in them.’
All God of wonder and of joy: grace comes from you,
and you alone are the source of life and love.
Without you, we cannot please you;
without your love, our deeds are worth nothing.
Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
that we may worship you now with thankful hearts
and serve you always with willing minds;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Declarations (during which the following response will be used:)
Will you, the families and friends of groom’s name and bride’s name, support and uphold them in their marriage now and in the years to come?
All We will
Blessed are you, heavenly Father.
All You give joy to bridegroom and bride.
Blessed are you, Lord Jesus Christ.
All You bring life to the world.
Blessed are you, Holy Spirit of God.
All You bind us together in love.
Blessed are you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
The Blessing of the couple
The Registration (during which music may be played or sung)
The following verse and response are used during the prayers:
Priest: Lord of life and love:
All hear our prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
All Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Music for leaving the Church