Suggested Hymns

Please note that the numbers refer to the Common Prayer hymnal.

  • Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  (555)
  • Love divine, all loves excelling  (516)
  • Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy  (507)
  • O perfect Love, all human thought transcending  (343)
  • For the beauty of the earth  (253)
  • The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want  (594)
  • The King of love my shepherd is  (589)
  • Guide me, O thou great Redeemer  (455)
  • O God, our help in ages past  (537)
  • Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him  (556)
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation  (558)
  • Immortal, invisible, God only wise  (474)
  • All creatures of our God and King  (250)
  • Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us  (496)
  • God is Love: let heav'n adore him  (442)
  • Now thank we all our God  (530)
  • O worship the King, all glorious above  (546)
  • Father, hear the prayer we offer  (416)

 

Suggested bridal processional Music

  • Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier
  • Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark's March) - Clarke
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell

 

suggested recessional music

  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Hornpipe (from Water Music) - Handel
  • Marche Triumphale (Now thank we all our God) - Karg-Elert
  • Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) - Mendelssohn
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D - Stanley
     

Please note that many pieces work equally well as either processional or recessional music.

 

suggested music during the signing of the register

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's desiring - Bach
  • Air from Orchestral Suite no.3 (Air on the G string) - Bach
  • The Swan - Saint-Saëns
  • Pieds-en-L'Air (from Capriol Suite) - Warlock