You Promised 
With all of Your Heart

The day has finally come; beautiful music fills the air; 
The candles are lit, everyone is seated, 
A ‘waiting that special hour.

The music stops, guests are welcomed; then, 
The pastor prays; “God, bless this joyous occasion, 
In the name of Jesus, Amen.”

The minister says; “We are gathered here together, 
With the friends and family, to hear these two
Exchange their vows of love.”

They smile at each other sweetly for their day now has come; 
They then join hands tenderly, for this moment 
They have waited for o so long.

The minister says; “We meet in this holy place of love, 
And we’re thankful for the day, as we enter
Into the presence of God above.”
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To the man he says; “Do you take this woman for all days? 
Do you promise to love her in all your ways? ”
“Do you promise as this ceremony starts? ”
And as you look now upon your bride, do you promise
To always keep her by your side? ” He says; 
“I promise, with all of my heart.”

To the woman he says; “Will you love him the same way, 
Do you promise to honor, trust and to obey? 
And that from him you will never part? ”
And do you vow on this special day, to be his now
And throughout all your days? ” She says; 
“I promise, with all of my heart.”

As the music plays soft and low, she whispered; “Sweetheart, 
I love you so and I’ve loved you, right from the start.”
He said; “I’ve waited so long to make you my wife, 
I’ll cherish you for all of my life, He says; 
“I promise, with all of my heart.”

The preacher said; “Now may I introduce to you, this couple
Whose love is true, today, they’ve become man and wife.”
'And to this man and wife, I wish you joy for all your life, 
Since you promised, with all of your heart.”
“You promised, with all of your heart.”

“You may kiss your bride.”
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Dedicated to Micheal and Edith Ragan


© Loyd C Taylor