Verse

1.   From this day forward.
You shall not walk alone
My heart will be your shelter
And my arms will be your home.
 
 
2.   Today I marry my friend,
The one I laugh with, live for,
dream with, LOVE.
 
 
3.   We swear by peace and love to stand,
Heart to heart and hand in hand.
Mark, O Spirit and hear us now,
Confirming this our sacred vow.
 
 
4.   Tabhair dom do lámh
agus siúlfaidh mé leat
 
Give me your hand and
I will walk with you
 
 
5.   I add my breath to your breath,
That our days may be long on the earth,
That the days of our people may be long,
That we may be one person,
That we may finish our roads together
 
Keres Indian Song
 
 
6.   The grass shall cease to grow
The rivers stream to run
The stars shall ponder in their course
No more shall the sun shine
 
The moon never wane or grow
The tide shall cease to ebb and flow
‘Ere I shall cease to love you
 
Charles Stewart Parnell to Kitty O’Shea
 
 
7.   Come up beside me then and be as one,
who hath a right to lean upon my heart.
Roger Casement
 
 
8.   Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine.
Love came down at Christmas
Star and angels gave the sign.
 
 
9.   As Autumn leaves turn their brilliant hue,
Two hearts will join as one and say ‘I do.’
 
 
10. Summer Blessing for Bride & Groom
 
May the blessing of
Sun’s brightness,
Heaven’s might,
Moon’s whiteness,
Fire’s glory,
Earth’s solidity,
Rock’s immobility,
be upon you both
this summer’s eve
and every eve.
 
C. Matthews
 
 
11. Spring Blessing for Bride and Groom.
 
May the blessing of the
Gatherer of Hope,
Bringer of Springtime,
Brightner of Seasons
Be upon us as we set forth this day.
Let laughter of the running hours be ours
And with the leave of lightness,
May we come home in joy.
 
C. Matthews
 
 
11. Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W.B. Yeats
 
 

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