Text: Hosea 2:19-20
"And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD."
Thy people God alive with praise
receive Most Blessed One;
Thy Church arrayed before all days
chosen for Thy Son.
Thou for Thy Bride hath cov'nanted
a brideprice from above;
justice, mercy, righteousness
troth and steadfast love.
Radiant beauty Thou behold
Clo'thed in glorious white;
the work Thou givest is as gold
and silver in Thy sight.
Forgive, forgive our hearts untrue
for gods we fashion cold;
Our troth is as morning dew
but Thine, eternal stone.
Make haste Lord Jesus Husband true
receive thy chosen Bride;
Tremble we for intimacy
one for all of time.
Bond fast this marriage pray I thee
long as this life to live
Grant strength to love most faithfully
the one that thou dost give.