“Wedding Reading Wednesday”

Are you thinking about including a reading in your wedding? Have a read of a previous post here about the what, why and how of wedding readings To read or not to read?

There are wedding reading suggestions all over the internet, and frankly it can get a bit overwhelming if you google it, (especially after a wine or two late at night) so I thought I would give you a bite size  each Wednesday, just two different readings (enough to fit in your mouth at once).

Here’s this weeks suggestions:

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Reading number #1

“If I shall fall behind”

By Bruce Springsteen

We said we’d walk together baby, come what may

That come the twilight should we lose our way

If as we’re walking a hand should slip free

I’ll wait for you

And should I fall behind

Wait for me.

We swore we’d travel darlin side by side

We’d help each other stay in stride

But each lovers steps fall so differently

But I’ll wait for you

And if I shall fall behind

Wait for me.

Now everyone dreams of a love, lasting and true

But you and I know what this world can do

So lets make our steps clear that the other may see

And I’ll wait for you

If I should fall behind

Wait for me.

Now there’s a beautiful river in the valley ahead

There ‘neath the oak’s bough soon we will be wed

Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees

I’ll wait for you

And should I fall behind

Wait for me

Darlin’ I’ll wait for you

Should I fall behind

Wait for me.

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Reading #2

Love

By Roy Croft

I love you

Not only for what you are,

But for what I am

when I am with you.

I love you,

Not only for what

You have made of yourself,

But for what

You are making of me.

I love you

For the part of me

That you bring out;

I love you

For putting your hand

Into my heaped-up heart

And passing over

All the foolish, weak things

That you can’t help

Dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out

Into the light

All the beautiful belongings

That no one else had looked

Quite far enough to find

I love you because you

Are helping me to make

Of the lumber of my life

Not a tavern

But a temple.

Out of the works

Of my everyday

Not a reproach

But a song.

I love you

Because you have done

More than any creed

Could have done

To make me good.

And more than any fate

Could have done

To make me happy.

You have done it

Without a touch,

Without a word,

Without a sign.

You have done it

By being yourself.

Perhaps that is what

Being a friend means,

After all.

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