As teenagers and young adults
We should be “choosy” who we date
For it’s through the dating process
We receive our lifetime mate.
We should not date just anyone
But be selective in our search
So the partner that we choose for life
Is a member of the church.
Our wedding days are joyous days,
Ones we look forward toward.
But we also have the calling
To marry in the Lord.
For marriage is a life-time bond,
It joins two one for life.
Let’s remember that when choosing
One’s own husband or wife.
The husband heads and rules the home,
Provides for all their needs;
The wife submits and shows her love
With many loving deeds.
And if, God’s will, their home is blessed
With the sounds of little feet,
This couple’s love is richly blessed
With a joy that is so sweet..…
For words cannot begin to tell
The joy of man and wife
When God sees fit to bless their love
With the precious gift of life.
But now their role increases
They have children now to raise.
They must raise them in the fear of God,
Teach them to sing His praise.
If they’re faithfud in their calling
As they raise these precious youth,
They’ll have the joy to know and see
Their children walk in truth.
And through their years together
The love vowed long ago
Does not diminish with the days
But with each day it grows.
For a marriage in the Lord, my friend,
Does not soon fade away
But being one in love and faith
It grows stronger still each day.
They will at times in sadness weep
And experience some pain.
But if their trust in God they keep
They will find joy again.
Perhaps their children’s children
Will greet them in this life.
They are grandparents! what great joy
For the Christian man and wife.
To see their children’s children
Gives them joy in sunset years
For they know the day is coming
When they’ll leave this vale of tears.
And when that day does come
And the death of one takes place
There’s joy amidst their sorrow
For there’s comfort in God’s grace.
Though all earthly ties are severed
And they’ve lost their life’s helpmeet,
They know the day is coming
When they’ll meet at Jesus’ feet.
The surviving one has memories
Of the years they lived as one
And the knowledge that the fight of faith
Their loved one now has won.
What joy the marriage bond does hold
For the Christian man and wife,
A bond they base on love for God
Which joins the one for life.
So as teenagers and young adults
As we look and start dating
We must seek a Christian helpmeet,
That in marriage we may sing:
“May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father’s boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit’s favour
Rest on upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess in sweet communion
Joys which earth cannot afford.”