Well Known Wedding Hymns and Songs for a Church Wedding
Choosing the wedding hymns for your church wedding can often be a frustrating process. For most people, their experience of church hymns is from school assemblies, going to church as a young child, other people’s weddings and funerals or from sporting events.
Whether you are a regular church goer or not, you will probably know and recognise the tune of some of the famous wedding hymns. But, it is likely that you might have no idea of the name of the hymn…and the thought of meeting the vicar or organist and humming bits of music to them can seem quite embarrassing!
I have put together a list of the most popular songs and hymns for church weddings. This list is by no means extensive, but it just lists the names of the hymns that the couples we work with most frequently request for their church weddings.
The church wedding hymn recordings on this page are all recorded from a keyboard set to “organ” sound and there is no singing. These wedding hymn recordings are to help you remember which hymns you like. Once you have put together a shortlist of a few hymns, then I recommend searching for the lyrics on Google and finding out what the song is about.
For some of the wedding hymns, you have the option to choose between different pieces of music to accompany the same set of words. The most popular musical accompaniments are recorded here…so make sure you let your organist know which musical hymn tune you prefer (or they could end up playing the wrong version at your wedding)!!
At a church wedding, you will usually need to choose between 2-3 wedding hymns.
Well Known Hymns for Church Weddings
All Things Bright and Beautiful (Music by W. Monk)
And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times (Jerusalem)
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
Come Down O Love Divine
Father Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex Tune)
For the Beauty of the Earth (Dix Tune)
For the Beauty of the Earth (England’s Lane Tune)
Give Me Joy In My Heart
Great is Thy Faithfulness
I Danced In The Morning (Lord Of The Dance)
Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us (Mannheim tune)
Lord Of All Hopefullness
Love Divine (Blaenwern Tune)
Love Divine (Music by J. Stainer)
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket Tune)
O Perfect Love
O Perfect Love (Highwood Tune)
O, Praise Ye The Lord (Laudate Dominum Tune)
One More Step Along The World I Go
Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
The Lord’s My Shepherd (Crimond Tune)
The Lord’s My Shepherd (to the Tune of Brother James’s Air)
For more wedding ceremony music ideas and over 300 piano recordings, you should check out this awesome online collection of wedding piano music.