Monday 23 August 2010

Bluebirds of Happiness

Just a few more wedding photos

the order of service


and inside the back cover


[I’m keeping Bob’s handkerchief – his earth-shattering sneezes are legendary, and he doesn’t go in for little embroidered hankies!]

The box marking my place at the reception


And inside


A stack of four cookies – and another bluebird.

The bride entered to “The Great Gate of Kiev” and they left the church to “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” and we sang “Praise my soul the King of Heaven” [Bob and I had that one too!] and “Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways” and the final hymn was a Stuart Townend composition which I think is great

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand



  1. My favourite Stuart Townsend son, so beautiful.
    What a lovely wedding, with so many personal touches.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful Christ-centered start to a marriage! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have to admit to that 'Stuart Townsend's' being my favourite too - I love the melody. What a fabulous wedding it sounds and what neat ideas with the hank and little box of cookies. Beautiful! Blessings!

  4. We too have praise my soul the king of heaven and we went out to I vow to thee my country - Nearly 16 years ago now


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