Crown with love, God, this glad day,
love to humble and delight,
love which until death will stay,
testing all life's depth and height,
such a love as took our part,
spend-thrift in its generous art.
Crown with joy, God, this glad day,
joy to face life's hurt and ill,
all that test the wedded way,
forging union deeper still,
joy like his who, for our gain,
lightly weighed the cross and pain.
Crown with peace, God, this glad day,
peace the world may not invent,
nor misfortune strip away
from two hearts in you content,
knowing love will never cease
from that source who is our peace.