For Life And All Its Richness


Composer: Ron Klusmeier
Category: 70s

This song is a great choice for prelude, or unity ceremonies, particularly for those couples whose faith is deep and who want to show that as part of their wedding day. I haven't heard it in recent years, so it would sound unique and new for your guests.

I didn't realize it until I looked into the background for this song, but Ron Klusmeier is a Canadian, as am I! His compositions & hymns are featured in United, Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic hymn-books in Canada as well as many denominational hymn-books in the U.S.

It's quite difficult to locate the sheet music or a recording of this song (believe me, I've tried!). But I did find this site that specializes in used or out-of-print music, and they currently list this song on their site for purchase:
Sheet music (I assume it's piano/vocal - there is no preview)


LYRICS

For life and all its richness we thank you, God, this day.
We celebrate the joy of love! Make true the vows we say.
We seek the kind of marriage that sets each other free.
We pray for faith and courage to live creatively.

Let tears and laughter grace us; let years add to our joy,
our giving, growing deeper as oneness we enjoy.
God, let our living, making, love a tender giving be,
and all our life together be shared most joyfully.

God let our love have purpose, reflection of your own,
a love that lives for giving like that in Jesus shown.
For life and all its richness we thank you, God, this day.
We celebrate the joy of love. Make true the vows we say.

For life and all its richness we thank you, God, this day.
We celebrate the joy of love! Make true the vows we say.
We seek the kind of marriage that sets each other free.
We pray for faith and courage to live creatively.


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