Scripture Verse

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24


Neil Barham (1962–)

Words: Neil Bar­ham, 2009.

Music: Ew­ing Al­ex­an­der Ew­ing, 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).


How fragrant, like sweet heaven,
That home where Christ is Lord,
Where fathers love His Gos­pel
And sons feed on His Word,
Where mothers pour His mercy
On daughters of His love,
Where waves of His compassion
Bring joy where’er they move.

How beau­ti­ful their union;
How God-like, how serene;
How like that Triune Oneness
Who reigns in Heav’n, unseen.
How like that God Incarnate—
Of God and Man the Son,
How wondrous this affection:
The many live as one.

One flesh, one heart, one spirit,
One bone, one blood, one soul;
One covenantal promise
To keep while ages roll;
One blended life that gives life
To children clothed with prayer,
One mighty rock, one shelter
From every storm and care.

Come, feast of Hea­ven’s table;
Come taste of rich delight!
Come revel and come ravish
With pleasures passing sight!
Come radiant, holy Splendor,
Knit all our hearts in one:
Come mirror here Your glories,
Great Fa­ther, Spi­rit, Son!