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Father in Heaven - A Congregational Prayer for a Wedding (BUNESSAN) with organ accompaniment

Composer
Traditional Gaelic melody
Year of composition
1700
Year of arrangement
2012
Lyricist
Mary Rose Jensen
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Folk music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts

For organ and congregation or unison choir. These wedding lyrics are paired with the traditional Gaelic melody, BUNESSAN, which is used with the texts, "Morning Has Broken" and "Child in a Manger." This text is very loosely based on "The Lord’s Prayer."

Purchase of this score gives permission for use in a wedding and also gives permission to make multiple copies of a lead sheet and/or lyric sheet for congregational singing.

Lyrics:

Father in heaven we ask Your blessing

On these who marry and their new life.

Grant them Your favor, join them together,

Strengthen their love as husband and wife.

Give them the wisdom to seek Your kingdom

In words they’re speaking and all they do.

Make their home peaceful in joy and trial.

Teach them to wait while trusting in You.

May they forgive as You have forgiven,

Serving each other, with their prayers heard.

Keep their hearts faithful and vows unbroken,

Far from temptation, near to Your word.

Make them a witness to those who see them,

Showing in marriage Christ and His bride.

Let them be thankful for all You’ve given

Lead them to worship You side-by-side.

Praise to You, Father. Praise to Christ Jesus.

Praise to the Spirit, Holy and true.

Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the power.

Glory forever is all to You.

Words: Copyright 2012 Garden Rose Music P.O. Box 16040, Sugar Land TX 77496 800 746-4476 Tune: BUNESSAN, Traditional Gaelic melody (First published in Scotland 1888). Arr. MRJ CCLI # 6333508 http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/maryrosejensen

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