Battle Hymn of Love


Songwriters: Don Schlitz, Paul Overstreet
Performers: Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien
Category: Country

Kathy Mattea released Battle Hymn of Love in 1990 as a new single on her Collection of Hits album. It landed in the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Charts that year. Its lyrics fit a wedding ceremony to a tee, so it's a popular choice for weddings. You could place it during your unity ceremony or feature it on its own elsewhere in the main ceremony.


Sheet music (piano/vocal, can be piano solo)


LYRICS

I will pledge my heart
To the love we share
Through the good and the bad times too
I'll forsake my rest
For your happiness
'Til my death I will stand by you

With God as my witness
This vow I will make
To have and to hold you
No other to take
For rich or for poor
Under skies grey or blue
'Til my death I will stand by you

There are wars and there are rumors
Of wars yet to come
Temptations we'll have to walk through
Though others may tremble
I will not run
'Til my death I will stand by you

I will put on the armor of faithfulness
To fight for a heart that is true
'Til the battle is won, I will not rest
'Til my death I will stand by you

With God as my witness
This vow I will make
To have and to hold you
No other to take
For rich or for poor
Under skies grey or blue
'Til my death I will stand by you

'Til the battle is won
I will not run
'Til my death I will stand by you


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