Happy Monday! It’s been a while since I’ve shared ideas for songs for your wedding ceremony, so here are a few more.
Saviour Like A Shepherd Lead Us
When I was a child, we sang this hymn a lot in church but I think I took it for granted. I rediscovered it the other day and saw it as a wedding song which initially suprised me. It’s a beautiful hymn and the words are quite appropriate for a Christian wedding. If you can get a vocal group to sing an arrangment, it would be particularly special as amazing things can be done with the harmonies of this hymn. The video below has an example of this.
Words: Dorothy A. Thrupp
Music: William B. Bradbury
Best sung as: Choral, vocal ensemble, congregational
Category: Guidance, prayer
I Love You With the Love of the Lord
This is a simple worship song about Christian love, that again, I used to hear quite often as a child. I went to a wedding a few years ago where the groom sung this to his bride at their wedding reception. If you’re brave enough, perhaps you could sing this to your groom – there aren’t too many words to remember! Or you could you use it as your bridal processional as you walk down the aisle.
I’ve included two videos for this song – I particular love the second video. It’s an funky instrumental version of the song (ignore the jamming at the beginning of the video).
Words and music: James M. Gilbert
Best sung as: Solo, processional
Bind Us Together
We had this song of unity sung at our wedding. Again it’s a simple song that would be perfect for after you’ve taken your vows.
Words and music: Bob Gilman
Best sung as: ensemble, congregational
Category: Unity, love
Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
This is a popular hymn for weddings and is usually sung in the traditional tunes by Filitz or Webbe. However, I came across another beautiful tune, which is in the video below. I’ve not been able to track down the composer or the artist featured in the video, but when I do, I’ll update this page.
Words: James Edmeston
Music: 1st tune – Mannheim, Friedrich Filitz; 2nd tune – Tantum Ergo, Samuel Webbe; 3rd tune- to be researched
Best sung as: Congregational
That’s all for this time, but don’t forget – you can contact me if you need any help with your wedding ceremony music