Our Lord in mercy ordains us to live Husband and wife, love and joy to give That by His grace each other we forgive. Alleluia!
We've not the strength this unity to make Within His love our love is brought awake May we like Him make vows we never break. Alleluia!
He loves His church as if she were His bride. He gives Himself, is always at her side. Brave for her sake, He suffered and He died. Alleluia!
He makes us one, He guarantees our vow He made our flesh and still preserves it now May He by love with children us endow. Alleluia!
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He gave us marriage! Praise the Father's name! And praise the Son who like us man became! The Holy Spirit does this love proclaim! Alleluia!