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Wait, Has That Always Been There?

Looking for that song for your wedding that fits just right? Allow me to offer something for your consideration. It comes from Kemper Crabb.

On the day my wife married me, I surprised her with a song.  The minister said, “I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss your bride.” She turned to me, and I caught her and stopped her and held her, and sang this song:

Here I set my face unto you,
Here I speak my heart’s true vow.
Here I choose to walk beside you,
Loving only you, my heart speaks true,
Forever more from now.

I will love you in the dawning
And in the bright noonday.
I will love you in the even.
Everyday I live, my heart I’ll give.
I’ll love you from my grave.

I have heard God in your laughter.
I have seen on Him your face.
And it’s clear now what He’s after,
For He wrote your name on my heart in flame.
It’s a wound I’ll not erase.

We will rise on wings of morning;
We will fly before the wind;
We will dwell within the mysteries
And the glories of Jehovah’s love,
A circle without end.

We will pitch our tents toward Zion
In the shadow of His love.
We will covenant between us;
We will covenant with the earth below
And with heaven up above.

We will covenant with the dust below
And the Spirit up above.