Wedding Benediction
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2004)
author: John Newton (1779)
genre: duet: soprano (or mezzo), baritone
accompanied: organ
premiere: August 21, 2004
Pastor Caroline Mendis (mezzo-soprano)
Ronald Giles (baritone)
Nancy Galbraith (organ)
Christ Lutheran Church
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes:

"Wedding Blessing" was written for the wedding of Sarah Galbraith (the composer's daughter) and Jeremy Bond.

text: May the grace of Christ our Savior
and the Father's boundless love,
and with the Holy Spirit's favor,
rest upon them from above.

Thus may they abide in union
with each other and the Lord,
and possess, in sweet communion,
joys which earth cannot afford.
John Newton (1725-1807)

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