Music and Readings

I am hearing a lot of songs, that I think I would like to have in my wedding, or during the ceremony. There are also some readings I like for the ceremony, that I don't want to forget about. So here they are:


Old Testament:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

 9 Two are better than one,
       because they have a good return for their work:  
10 If one falls down,
       his friend can help him up.
       But pity the man who falls
       and has no one to help him up!  
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
       But how can one keep warm alone?  
12 Though one may be overpowered,
       two can defend themselves.
       A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Sirach 26: 1-4, 13-16

Blessed the husband of a good wife,
    twice-lengthened are his days;
A worthy wife brings joy to her husband,
    peaceful and full is his life.
A good wife is a generous gift
    bestowed upon him who fears the LORD;
Be he rich or poor, his heart is content,
    and a smile is ever on his face.

A gracious wife delights her husband,
    her thoughtfulness puts flesh on his bones;
A gift from the LORD is her governed speech,
    and her firm virtue is of surpassing worth.
Choicest of blessings is a modest wife,
    priceless her chaste soul.
A holy and decent woman adds grace upon grace;
    indeed, no price is worthy of her temperate soul. 
Like the sun rising in the LORD's heavens,
    the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.

Song of Salomon 2:10-13

10 My lover spoke and said to me,
       "Arise, my darling,
       my beautiful one, and come with me.  
11 See! The winter is past;
       the rains are over and gone.  
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
       the season of singing has come,
       the cooing of doves
       is heard in our land.  
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
       the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
       Arise, come, my darling;
       my beautiful one, come with me."

Ruth 1: 16-17

 16 But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me."

New Testament:

1 Corinthians  13


If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.  
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of  wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


The church has a rule that we have to pay their organist and singer, no matter if we use them or not... I am not sure about the organs, but we will go there for one mass to hear the singer, maybe she is really great and we can go with her... I also want to check if we can give her an iPod with music, and just ask her to play the songs we want... not sure what the rule is about a recorded, non religious music.

Here are some songs I like so far:

Pre-wedding (guests gathering in the church)

The Wedding Song by Kenny G
Forever Love by Kenny G
Unchanged Melody by Kenny G
Every Time I Close My Eyes by Kenny G


Ok, so I am not going to even pretend that I want to be original, because I really want to walk in to Canon in D by Johan Pachabel! I found an awesome rock cover of this, but that may be ok for introductions at the reception, because the priest would kick us out for this for sure.


Ever since I saw "Love Actually" I thought I wanted to walk out of the church to All You Need is Love by The Beatles... ain't happening at a Catholic Church, I am afraid :(

So, if not that one, how about we walk out to:

Wedding Song by Paul Stookey

This one is about the couple gathering in Jesus to get married... I guess the Church cannot have anything against that one. We'll see.  It can also be a nice option for the procession, which would make me more original.

If you scroll down on this player below, you can hear them all.