To give and gratefully respond
by Willem VanVoorthuysen
to beauty, love and tenderness,
to lose yourselves, but gain
a truer, greater and, finally,
a timeless new identity...
To share in life-long voluntary bond
the precious rhymes and rhythms of life,
the surging tides of joy and pain,
the laughter and the tears,
the bitter and the sweet...
You must, together, read every stanza
that God, our Masterpoet wrote
for you, dear bride and groom, to live!