Blest Are Those Who Love You is the ultimate resource for pastors, cantors, organists, brides-to-be, and anyone who is looking for the best in wedding music. Every inclusion conforms to the Roman Catholic Church’s new Order of Celebrating Matrimony (2016). Inside you’ll find the appointed wedding psalms (using the official Revised Grail translation) in three distinct settings—Guimont, Gelineau, and The Lyric Psalter; a dozen appropriate gospel acclamations with the official verses; and a wide array of beloved psalm settings for use in the Liturgy of the Word or throughout the wedding rite.
All of the songs in this edition may be sung as a solo; a number of them include parts for obbligato instruments or an optional second voice. Some of the selections are specific to various points in the wedding, but several of them may be creatively adapted for ritual moments in the wedding liturgy.
Contents: A Wedding Song • Ave Maria • By My Side • God Is in His Holy Place • Here in the Spirit's Presence • I Am Always with You • I Give You a New Commandment • If We Love One Another • Love Is the Sunlight • May God Keep and Bless You • May Love Be Ours, O Lord • May the Grace of Christ Our Savior • Song of Songs • The Lord Bless You and Keep You • The Unity Candle Song • When Love Is Found