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Hymns are the traditional and religious part of a wedding. There are normally between 2 to 3 hymns sung at the wedding reception often before the start of the ceremony, the second after the marriage ceremony and the third after the signing of the register has been completed. Nowadays, you can have almost any hymn sung at your wedding, but it is suggested that you discuss your preferences / hymns of choice with your minister as they will be able to guide you in your decision.

Things to keep in mind when choosing your hymns:

  • Keep the key and notes in mind – you don’t want your guests to struggle reaching certain notes.
  • Think about the words of the hymns – the words may have some elements that appeal to you or reflect something about your relationship with your future life partner
  • Think about the length of the hymn(s) – if you are planning a wedding, avoid choosing hymns that are too long to avoid guests getting tired

20 Hymns to consider for your Wedding Day

  • All Things Bright And Beautiful
  • Amazing Grace
  • Give Me Joy In My Heart
  • Glory To Thee, O Lord
  • How Great Thou Art
  • The Lord’s My Shepherd I’ll Not Want
  • Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
  • Morning Has Broken
  • Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
  • Jerusalem
  • Lord the light of your love is shining
  • Make me a channel of your peace
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • Immortal Invisible
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Abide with me
  • O praise ye the Lord
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

For other hymns, speak to your minister, pastor or church where you will be getting married as they will have a hymn book for you to reference.

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