|RELIGIOUS WEDDING CEREMONY READINGS|
WESTCHESTER COUNTY & HUDSON VALLEY WEDDING GUIDE
Religious Wedding Ceremony Readings
Song Of Solomon 2:10-13
My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."
But Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you."
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Lord, behold our family here assembled.
Submit yourselves one to another as the fear of God. Wives, show reverence
for your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of
the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church and He is the savior
of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own Husbands in everything.
For no man ever yet hateth his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is a profound one and I am saying this as it refers to Christ and the Church; however, let husband love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respect her husband.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
'Til Death Do Us Part
I hope it is decades before death parts us
It may be that turmoil will dot our landscape
But I think it’s likely we’ll see some of each
With so much uncertainty, crime, and abuse
Time together is fleeting; it is too scarce to waste
I want to explore the full spectrum of life
I know I will love you for all of my life
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