My daughter's soon to marry,
This soul God let me carry.
Not only on my arm,
First in warmth away from harm.
Quietly, quietly, fashioned so sure
Beautiful, beautiful, perfect and pure.
Born, born, crying to live
Gifted, gifted - so much to give.
Sensing in others the words of their heart
Listening, perceiving, suggesting - her art.
An eye for beauty, and how to display
Joy to all she brings, all of the day.
Excited, excited, beyond all compare
Walking, walking, as if on the air.
Loving, loving, the boy now a man.
Longing, longing, to give him her hand.
I watch and I pray to our very good God.
That she - that he - to Him they would nod.
These two, now one, a great mystery,
Writing together their - God's - history.
Always, always, before our Lord's face.
Never, never, away from His grace.
Yes, yes, you're ready to start.
Holding, holding, each other's heart.