As they before thine altar bow
we pray that thou wilt bless them now,
and may their marriage ever be
a union hallowed, Lord, by thee.
As here each solemn vow they take,
we seek thy strength, that they may make
their hearts and home thy dwelling-place,
their lives a witness to thy grace.
As years go by may they fulfill
the purpose of thy holy will,
and faithfully with one accord
serve Christ, our ever-living Lord.