Some have asked about the wedding sermon which I sang for a recent wedding. It was totally built from the one done in Ireland by the Rev. Fr. Kelly who modeled it upon Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah.

But—-since it was requested:

v. 1

We’re joined together here today,

To help two people on their way,

As ____ and ____ start their life together.

And now we’ve reached their special day,

We’ve come to help them celebrate,

And show them how much we all love them too, yeah.

(I raised my hands in invitation at this point and 300+/- ppl joined to sing) Hallelujah…..

v. 2

As ____’s walking up the aisle,

And ____ looks and gives a smile,

The love that flows between them fills the church, yeah.

With friends and family on all sides, ____ truly is the blushing bride,

With love and pride let’s lift our hallelujahs.

(Again I raised my hands in invitation and 300+/- weepy ppl joined to sing) Hallelujah…..

v. 3

With cleric and family who lead the prayers,

We say our lines and they say theirs,

As I guide them through the ceremony too, yeah.

And in this house of God above,

They join their hands and show their love,

And say those most important words, “I do,” yeah.

(Again I raised my hands in invitation and 300+/- weepy, sappy ppl joined to sing) Hallelujah…..

v. 4

As God gives grace and strength and love,

We see these two shaped into one,

In the Name of the Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit.

What God joins none shall separate,

It’s love’s miracle—-wondrous and great,

And to this we all cry our hallelujahs.

(A final time I raised my hands in invitation and 300+/- weepy, sappy, wonderful ppl joined to loudly sing) Hallelujah…..

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