Catholic Wedding Hymns

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Helpful article on Catholic Wedding Hymns:
www.weddingmusicproject.com/wedding-hymns/catholic-wedding-hymns/
CATHOLIC WEDDING HYMNS are ideally suited for your prelude, for key points during your ceremony, or while your guests are being dismissed after the wedding. Hymns add richness and depth of meaning to a ceremony; it is hard to imagine a wedding without them. Lyrics have been provided with each of these wedding hymns as a starting point for words that may be printed out for the mutual participation of the congregation in your Catholic wedding. Alternate and additional lyrics exist for some of these hymns; we have attempted to provide those most commonly sung. More Catholic Wedding Hymns may be added soon, including "Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart," a more contemporary Catholic wedding song composed by Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn; Pachelbel's Canon in D, The Prayer, I Will Be Here, In This Very Room, I Have Loved You, Only A Shadow, You Raise Me Up (as performed by Josh Groban), One Bread One Body, The Wedding Song, and the traditional Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) and Wedding Recessional by Mendelssohn, which are of course not unique to Catholic Wedding Ceremonies, but used quite regularly. Household Of Faith is another 'family friendly' song that we may arrange and record.

"All People That On Earth Do Dwell", known also as the Old 100th or the Doxology in some Christian churches, is one of the most recognizable hymns across denominational lines; it is taken from the 100th Psalm.

"Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" (Ode To Joy from Beethoven's triumphant 9th Symphony) is almost unmatched in it's inspired marriage of lyric and music; my dream is to record a choir and orchestra version of it for our wedding music site in the future.

On a personal note, I was not familiar with Panis Angelicus in my younger years - but find it a wonderful piece from the heart of St. Thomas Aquinas (with musical setting by Franck), and have enjoyed several arrangements of it - including our own.

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released May 11, 2011

Produced and arranged by Steve Millikan for Catholic Wedding Hymns and Wedding Music Project.

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Track Name: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (Ode To Joy Beethoven)
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Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee (Ode To Joy Beethoven) LYRICS:

Joyful, joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love!
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays!
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow - flashing sea!
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed;
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine!

Mortals join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife!
Joyful music leads us Sonward in the triumph song of life!
Track Name: Panis Angelicus Instrumental
Panis Angelicus Lyrics

Bread of Angels
Becomes the bread of men
Bread of Heaven
Puts an end to all symbols
What wonder!
The Lord becomes food
For the poor and humble servant

Godhead One in Three
We beg of you
That you will visit us
Just as we worship you
As we worship Thee
Lead us through Thy ways
To the light in which You dwell
Amen

Latin:

Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus
figuris terminum
O res mirabilis
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis

Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus
Sic nos tu visita
sicut te colimus
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus
Ad lucem quam inhabitas
Amen
Track Name: Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring (Orchestra)
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach) lyrics:

Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.
Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

There are many other English lyric renderings for this tune; this is the most commonly heard, but is not an actual translation of the original lyric.
Track Name: I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman)
I Will Be Here (written by Steven Curtis Chapman) Lyrics:

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
and the sun does not appear
I will be here
If in the dark, we lose sight of love
Hold my hand, and have no fear
'Cause I will be here

I will be here
When you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind
I will listen
And I will be here
When the laughter turns to cryin'
Through the winning, losing and trying
We'll be together
I will be here

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the future is unclear
I will be here
Just as sure as seasons were made for change
Our lifetimes were made for these years
So I will be here

I will be here
And you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older
I will hold you
And I will be here
To watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I will be here
Oh, I will be here.
Track Name: Ave Maria Violin Schubert (long)
Ave Maria Violin Schubert (long)

From Wikipedia, here is the original translation by Storck that Schubert used:

Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild,
Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen,
Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild
Soll mein Gebet zu dir hinwehen.
Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen,
Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind.
O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen,
O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Unbefleckt!
Wenn wir auf diesen Fels hinsinken
Zum Schlaf, und uns dein Schutz bedeckt
Wird weich der harte Fels uns dünken.
Du lächelst, Rosendüfte wehen
In dieser dumpfen Felsenkluft,
O Mutter, höre Kindes Flehen,
O Jungfrau, eine Jungfrau ruft!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Reine Magd!
Der Erde und der Luft Dämonen,
Von deines Auges Huld verjagt,
Sie können hier nicht bei uns wohnen,
Wir woll'n uns still dem Schicksal beugen,
Da uns dein heil'ger Trost anweht;
Der Jungfrau wolle hold dich neigen,
Dem Kind, das für den Vater fleht.
Ave Maria!

One version commonly heard today:

Ave Maria
Vergin del ciel
Sovrana di grazie e madre pia
Accogli ognor la fervente preghiera
Non negar
A questo smarrito mio amor
Tregua nel suo dolor!
Sperduta l'alma mia ricorre a te
E piena di speme si prostra ai tuoi piè
T'invoca e attende la vera pace
che solo tu puoi donar
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave Ave Dominus
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus
et benedictus fructus ventris
ventris tui, Iesus.
Ave Maria.
Track Name: Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee Lyrics:

Joyful joyful we adore Thee
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee
Op’ning to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day

2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
Center of unbroken praise
Field and forest, vale and mountain
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea
Singing bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee

3. Thou art giving and forgiving
Ever blessing, ever blest
Wellspring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother
All who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the joy divine

4. Mortals join the happy chorus
Which the morning stars began
Father love is reigning o’er us
Brother love binds man to man
Ever singing march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music leads us Sunward
In the triumph song of life
Track Name: The Prayer
The Prayer Lyrics:

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

I pray we 'Il find your light, and hold it in our hearts
When stars go out each night,
Remind us where you are
Let this be our prayer, when shadows fill our day
Help us find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

A world where pain and sorrow will be ended
And every heart that's broken will he mended
And we'll remember we are all God's children
Reaching out to touch you
Reaching to the sky

We ask that life be kind, and watch us from above
We hope each soul will find another soul to love
Let this be our prayer, just like every child

Who needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
Needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my true word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father - I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

Be Thou my battle shield, sword for the fight
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight
Thou my soul's shelter, and Thou my high tower
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and Thou only first in my heart
High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art

High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys, O Bright Heaven's sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all
Track Name: Morning Has Broken
Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day
Track Name: Simple Gifts
SIMPLE GIFT LYRICS

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight

When true simplicity is gained
To bow and bend we shan't be ashamed
To turn, turn will be our delight
Till by turning, turning we come 'round right
Track Name: The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer

Our Father
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on earth
As it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our dept
As we forgive our who debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
[For thine is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory, forever, Amen]
Track Name: All People That On Earth Do Dwell
All People That On Earth Do Dwell

All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell
Come ye before Him and rejoice!

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed
Without our aid He did us make
We are His folk, He doth us feed
And for His sheep He doth us take

O enter then His gates with praise
Approach with joy His courts unto
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always
For it is seemly so to do

For why? The Lord our God is good!
His mercy is for ever sure
His truth at all times firmly stood
And shall from age to age endure

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost
The God Whom Heaven and earth adore
From men and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore!
Track Name: All Creatures Of Our God And King
All Creatures Of Our God And King

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him, alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along
O praise Him, alleluia
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him, alleluia
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three in One
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Track Name: Praise To The Lord The Almighty The King of Creation
Praise To The Lord The Almighty The King of Creation

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.
Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him;
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
Track Name: Morning Has Broken (karaoke instrumental track)
Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day
Track Name: Wedding March Organ (Bridal March)
There are no lyrics used in the present day for the Wedding March. But many creative young ladies have devised their own lyrics as they fantasize about their own perfect wedding day.

Here is a translation of the lyrics from the opera, according to Wikipedia:

Faithfully guided, draw near
to where the blessing of love shall preserve you
Triumphant courage, the reward of love
joins you in faith as the happiest of couples
Champion of virtue, proceed
Jewel of youth, proceed
Flee now the splendour of the wedding feast
may the delights of the heart be yours

This sweet-smelling room, decked for love
now takes you in, away from the splendour
Faithfully guided, draw now near
to where the blessing of love shall preserve you
Triumphant courage, love so pure
joins you in faith as the happiest of couples
Track Name: Ave Maria Violin Schubert
Ave Maria (Violin) by Schubert lyrics:

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria
Track Name: Ave Maria (Karaoke) Instrumental accompaniment track (high)
Ave Maria lyrics:

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria


Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria
Track Name: Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental accompaniment low
Ave Maria Schubert LYRICS

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria
Track Name: Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental med
Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental (medium voice) lyrics:

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria
Track Name: Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental (high, short)
Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental LYRICS:

Wikipedia's translation by Storck that Schubert used:

Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild,
Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen,
Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild
Soll mein Gebet zu dir hinwehen.
Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen,
Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind.
O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen,
O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Unbefleckt!
Wenn wir auf diesen Fels hinsinken
Zum Schlaf, und uns dein Schutz bedeckt
Wird weich der harte Fels uns dünken.
Du lächelst, Rosendüfte wehen
In dieser dumpfen Felsenkluft,
O Mutter, höre Kindes Flehen,
O Jungfrau, eine Jungfrau ruft!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Reine Magd!
Der Erde und der Luft Dämonen,
Von deines Auges Huld verjagt,
Sie können hier nicht bei uns wohnen,
Wir woll'n uns still dem Schicksal beugen,
Da uns dein heil'ger Trost anweht;
Der Jungfrau wolle hold dich neigen,
Dem Kind, das für den Vater fleht.
Ave Maria!

A commonly used version of the lyric:

Ave Maria
Vergin del ciel
Sovrana di grazie e madre pia
Accogli ognor la fervente preghiera
Non negar
A questo smarrito mio amor
Tregua nel suo dolor!
Sperduta l'alma mia ricorre a te
E piena di speme si prostra ai tuoi piè
T'invoca e attende la vera pace
che solo tu puoi donar
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave Ave Dominus
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus
et benedictus fructus ventris
ventris tui, Iesus.
Ave Maria.
Track Name: Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental (high & low, long)
Ave Maria Schubert karaoke instrumental LYRICS:

Courtesy Wikipedia, the original lyric translation by Storck, used by Schubert:

Ave Maria! Jungfrau mild,
Erhöre einer Jungfrau Flehen,
Aus diesem Felsen starr und wild
Soll mein Gebet zu dir hinwehen.
Wir schlafen sicher bis zum Morgen,
Ob Menschen noch so grausam sind.
O Jungfrau, sieh der Jungfrau Sorgen,
O Mutter, hör ein bittend Kind!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Unbefleckt!
Wenn wir auf diesen Fels hinsinken
Zum Schlaf, und uns dein Schutz bedeckt
Wird weich der harte Fels uns dünken.
Du lächelst, Rosendüfte wehen
In dieser dumpfen Felsenkluft,
O Mutter, höre Kindes Flehen,
O Jungfrau, eine Jungfrau ruft!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! Reine Magd!
Der Erde und der Luft Dämonen,
Von deines Auges Huld verjagt,
Sie können hier nicht bei uns wohnen,
Wir woll'n uns still dem Schicksal beugen,
Da uns dein heil'ger Trost anweht;
Der Jungfrau wolle hold dich neigen,
Dem Kind, das für den Vater fleht.
Ave Maria!

One of the most common lyrics used today:

Ave Maria
Vergin del ciel
Sovrana di grazie e madre pia
Accogli ognor la fervente preghiera
Non negar
A questo smarrito mio amor
Tregua nel suo dolor!
Sperduta l'alma mia ricorre a te
E piena di speme si prostra ai tuoi piè
T'invoca e attende la vera pace
che solo tu puoi donar
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave Ave Dominus
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus
et benedictus fructus ventris
ventris tui, Iesus.
Ave Maria.