Marriage The Holiest Ordinance Of God
Marriage is with us
The holiest ordinance of God, whereon
The bliss or bane of human life depends:
Love must be won by love, and heart to heart
Link'd in mysterious sympathy, before
We pledge the marriage vow.
Almighty God, Who at the beginning did create our first parents, Adam and Eve,
And did sanctify and join them together in marriage, Pour upon you the riches of His grace,
Sanctity and bless you; That ye may please Him both in body and soul,
And live together in holy love unto your lives' end. Amen.
Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless.
But love will last forever!