So you are all set for a grand Christian wedding? As you are working on all major preparations, you should not ignore a small but very essential element of a Christian wedding – songs and music. Like all Indian weddings, song and dance play a very important role in a Christian matrimony. Let’s look at some of these popular songs so that your guests have an enthralling experience.
Songs for the Church Wedding Ceremony
When God Made You: This song by Newsong, featuring Natalie Grant, reminds how God has predestined marriages. Especially, the lyrics “When God made you, he must have been thinking of me” form an emotional connect with the couple as well as the guests.
I Will Be Here: Sang by Steven Curtis Chapman, this beautiful song is a reassurance for the bride that her husband will be with her through both good and bad times. The song has some beautiful lyrics like “If in the dark we lose sight of love, hold my hand and have no fear.”
For You: Another popular number, For You by Michael Smith is similar to Chapman’s I Will Be Here. The number can be comforting for the bride and reinforce that her partner will always stand by her.
Household of Faith: Steven Green’s popular number represents how a couple builds a household of faith together. Lyrics like “Now to be a family we’ve got to love each other at any cost unselfishly” remind the couple and the audience about the role of faith and selflessness in building a strong family.
Other popular church wedding songs include Avalon’s By Heart, By Soul and I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me.
Songs for the Wedding Reception
I Will Call Upon the Lord: While a spiritual number, this song by Disco Saints is high energy and can liven up the entire environment. The lyrics “I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised” serve as an excellent reminder of the power of God.
God Bless the Broken Road: This number by Rascal Flatts shows how God planned the meeting of the couple and how they found each other. Lyrics like “You’ve been there you understand, it’s all part of the grander plan that’s coming true” can be a very good reminder of God’s plan.
With Arms Wide Open: This emotional song by Creed nicely captures a man’s feelings on the wedding day. The part “Well I don’t know if I’m ready to be the man I have to be” catches the imagination of both the groom and other male members of the audience.
Wherever We Go: A high tempo song by Newboys, it’s a good song to energize the crowd and make them dance along with the couple. With lyrics such as Throw your hands up high, the audience is made to follow certain moves, thus livening up the entire atmosphere.
Some other songs played in the wedding reception are Strong tower by Kutless and Lifesong by Casting Crowns.
While these are some of the popular numbers, there are many more songs which are played in a Christian matrimony. Truly, music makes the event really memorable.