“Adam and Eve in Paradise Were Wed” : A Marriage Hymn

 

Adam and Eve in Paradise were wed;
Two people, yet one body and one head.
It was not good that man should be alone;
God joined them flesh to flesh and bone to bone.

Eve was the body, Adam was the head;
United, they shared food and drink and bed.
To Eve, his body, Adam gave his life;
Eve, to her head, was a submissive wife.

In Mary’s womb, Christ and His Church were wed;
United as one Body and one Head.
It was not good that Christ should be alone,
God joined them flesh to flesh and bone to bone.

The Church, the Body, Jesus is the Head;
His life to her flows in the blood He shed.
In nuptial joy, the holy two embrace,
In chalice, font, and absolution’s grace.

On this glad day when man and wife are wed,
God joins the two, one body and one head.
As Eve and Adam, Jesus and His Bride,
May you in peace and joy and love abide.