Come, let us all renew the vows
That bind us to the Lord:
The vows in childhood made for us
By those who loved and cared:
The vows that mark discipleship
In eager youth or age;
And covenants that yearly chart
Our life-long pilgrimage.
But chiefly now we call to mind
Those marriage vows we take
Of steadfast love and loyalty,
Each for the other's sake.
Partners for life, let us renew
These strong and tender ties,
For loyalty is not enough,
And love, neglected, dies.
Come, let us trust our loving God,
Who cleanses mind and heart
Of ills that wreck our private lives,
And tear the world apart:
Who bids us, in the day's affairs,
Pursue his perfect way,
And build, with true fidelity,
That world for which we pray.