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Pastor and Wife Anniversary Songs

All wedding anniversaries have special significance. They imply devotion and commitment, certain “milestone years” are celebrated with extra intensity. Celebrating a wedding anniversary should be joy-filled and romantic. Celebrating the anniversary of your pastor and his wife is no exception. Planning something special for the man at the helm of your congregation and his cherished wife is a beautiful gesture. Once you incorporate music into the mix, you’ll truly be making a memory. Whether you decide to incorporate live music or just create a soundtrack, it will make your pastor and his wife’s anniversary that much more special.

Liven Things Up with a Little Something Live

Church congregations are rife with musical talent. They are home to small ensembles, soloists, adult choirs, bands, children’s choirs and more. If you are planning an anniversary celebration for your pastor and his wife, consider asking a few of the established musical groups to perform. Here’s a sample program you can use as a guide:

Pre-dinner/dinner music: Classic hymns performed by a string ensemble or a few acoustic guitars. No vocals, allow people to eat and enjoy their food without overly intrusive music.

After dinner music: Have the children’s choir perform two, sweet songs; nothing too heavy-handed or long. Dessert can be served as they sing.

Main event: Ask one, special soloist to sing a single, show stopping song; something tender like “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” Here’s a recording of that piece if you need to get an idea of how it can sound.

Select a Meaningful Soundtrack

You don’t have to compose an original aria or play beautiful live music to put together a magical, musical celebration for your pastor and his wife. Selecting a dozen or so songs that have a moving melody and faithful message is just as meaningful. You have a lot of options. You can mix secular and spiritual. You can combine classical with songs featuring lyrics and vocals. The possibilities are endless.

A YouTube user named Marjo Dig Dunie has put together a great playlist of Christian wedding anniversary songs. See all the entries here. It starts off with a very appropriate piece called the Marriage Prayer. A sample of the lyrics to that song is pasted below.

Father, I said till
Death do us part
I want to mean it
With all of my heart
Help me to love you
More than I love her
Then I know I can
Love her more
Than anyone else

And bring her in
Your presence today
Make her what
You want her to be

I pray to hear her heart
I pray she'll love you more
I pray to cherish and serve her
And we'll bring you glory today, I pray

Father, I said till
Death do us part
I want to mean it
With all of my heart
Help me to love you
More than I love him
Then I know I can
Love him more
Than anyone else

 

You can visit songlyrics.com to read all the lyrics.