O God, whose favor hallows all occasions,
be present at this covenanting rite;
may every pledge of true and lasting purpose
receive approval in your holy sight;
confer on those before you heavenly aid
to keep the solemn vows that here are made.
Long may they keep the sense of high adventure,
the gift of joy, the marvel of a dream,
and never lose the vision as they cherish
each for the other honor and esteem;
enrich them with the blessing of your grace,
and make their home your constant dwelling place.
Almighty God, Redeemer an defender,
O be their stay whatever may betide;
may each new year increasingly discover
their lives matured, their marriage sanctified,
their hearts firm-fixed on this exalted goal:
the praise of God whose Name their vows extol.