Suggested Wedding Hymns:
Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
Love Divine All Love Excelling
Praise My soul the King of Heaven
Other good Hymns:
All Creatures Of Our God And King
All People That On Earth Do Dwell
All Things Bright And Beautiful (Please miss out the third and fourth verses)
At The Name Of Jesus
I the Lord of Sea and Sky
Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
Morning has broken
O Jesus I Have Promised ;
Some hymns are lovely but go on a bit, which is okay if you have a choir helping
lead the singing, but can be difficult for you if nobody is singing.
Please put the words for the hymns in your order of service.
The Lord of the Dance
I usually recommend omitting the following verses from
The Lord of the Dance
I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
The holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high;
They left me there on a cross to die.
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I'd gone;
But I'm the dance and I still go on.
Give me joy in my heart
(Five verses and 5 choruses is too many, 3 of each is enough, so miss the last two verses out)
Christmas carols, or harvest hymns are suitable in that season.
For the words see the church hymn book or the internet:
The most important person at the wedding apart from the bride and groom, the vicar and the two witnesses is the organist. The church provides an organist to play the hymns and the introit and recessional for the entry and exit of the bride and for the signing of the registers. The organist for weddings is Gill Fletcher, who can be spoken to most weeks at Darrington Church.
Please discuss your music a month before your wedding, with him and also make sure that he is okay with your choice of hymns. The organist is included in the price of your wedding. Please complete the music form and return it to the vicar.
Please do not book a choir or musicians without asking the vicar’s permission first.
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