Look on the Now United Pair

As Margaret and Steven join in matrimony this afternoon at Salem Chapel, we pray God's blessing on their day, their marriage and their lives. 

Great God of order, truth, and grace,
Fountain of social joys,
Shine with thy sweet approving smile,
And crown the nuptial ties.

Look on the now united pair,
And O, the union bless;
Here may true friendship ever reign,
In firmest bonds of peace.

May each the other kindly help
To run the shining road;
Join with delight in prayer and praise,
And ever cleave to God.

May both be fired with one concern
For one eternal prize;
And warmest zeal their souls inflame
For joys beyond the skies.

One be their views, their aim, their end,
Pure heavenly bliss to prove,
Meeting at last around the throne,
To reign in realms of love.

There may we all with them unite
In one harmonious song;
And one pure anthem swell the joys
Of one celestial throng.

-R. Burnham, No 1153, in Gadsby's Hymns