(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

A Marriage-Table

THERE was a marriage-table where One sate,
Haply, unnoticed, till they craved His aid:
Thenceforward does it seem that He has made
All virtuous marriage-tables consecrate:
And so, at this, where without pomp or state
We sit, and only say, or mute, are fain
To wish the simple words 'God bless these twain!'
I think that He who 'in the midst' doth wait
Oft-times, would not abjure our prayerful cheer,
But, as at Cana, list with gracious ear
To us, beseeching, that the Love divine
May ever at their household table sit,
Make all His servants who encompass it,
And change life's bitterest waters into wine.

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Comments (6)

Well written and inspiring poem Inviting the redeemer to this union is a great decision made by any married couple Thanks for sharing Keep writing
I would be seeing my poem become poem od the day century from now! ! ! just a naughty thought
A very lovely thought- to invite the memory of Jesus into the marriage feast- a gentle loving soul wrote this
Marriage in different times nicely put on...
Amazing poem depicting the marriage ceremony of the 19 th century performed in England. Thanks for sharing the educative write.
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