A Wedding Hymn

Thou God, whose high, eternal Love
Is the only blue sky of our life,
Clear all the Heaven that bends above
The life-road of this man and wife.
May these two lives be but one note
In the world’s strange-sounding harmony,
Whose sacred music e’er shall float
Through every discord up to Thee.
As when from separate stars two beams
Unite to form one tender ray:
As when two sweet but shadowy dreams
Explain each other in the day:
So may these two dear hearts one light
Emit, and each interpret each.
Let an angel come and dwell tonight
In this dear double-heart, and teach.
~Sidney Lanier “Wedding Hymn”

Today we will have a wedding (much much smaller than planned and socially distanced) on the hill on our farm. Lea and Brian had hoped for a different celebration of their marriage but 2020 has proven to challenge all expectations.

So instead, after a rainy rehearsal last night, we hope for a bit of sun today and warm hearts witnessing the union of these two precious people.

Our children and their weddings remind us of our own, of the covenant we made with one another and how God has blessed us over the years with the gift of Nate and now Tomomi, Ben and now Hilary and Lea and now Brian.

God — the blue sky in our lives.

11 thoughts on “A Wedding Hymn

  1. This just plain makes me happy! I love the “Wedding Hymn” poem–I love each of the pictures of happy couples–I especially love seeing YOUR wedding picture again! I pray along with you for sunshine during the ceremony and celebration! Blessings!

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  2. Congratulations to the new member of your family. Yes, 2020 will not be forgotten. This will be a beautiful, intimate wedding!
    Maybe a reception in 2021 for all the friends that want to share in celebration

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  3. How lovely! Congratulations to the bride and groom and the whole family! My daughter and new son-in-law got married in my garden two weeks ago, with just a few family and close friends in attendance — as they said, it was not the wedding they planned, but it was everything they wanted. The pandemic has given us the gift of valuing the things that really matter!

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  4. Blessings to the bride and groom. Blessings to your entire family.
    May God bless and provide each new tomorrow.
    Linda

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  5. The pictures of all of your loved ones and their spouses are just filled with so much love. Thank you so much for letting us be a virtual part of your family. God bless all of you today and everyday.

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  6. What beautiful pictures of each of your family and their spouses. What a joyful day this is. So much love. Thank you for sharing your family with us and letting us be a part of their wedding day. May God bless and keep each of you!!

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  7. Now the nest is nearly empty, save for the cherished memories of family love and dreams come to fruition —
    and more to come….

    A wonderful job that you have done, Emily and Dan. It speaks for itself!

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