Wedding Music

Wedding Music Suggestions
Choosing music for the wedding liturgy can be one of the most rewarding tasks of your wedding preparation. Music is more than a decoration to the ceremony – it is an integral part of the rite, just like the prayers, readings, and actions. Music has the power to convey the depths of God’s love for us, to unite the assembly in song, and to express the worship and prayer of those who gather to celebrate this joyful event.

Book your Sacred Heart musicians several months before your wedding. You will have a meeting with them to select the music and to hear what it will sound like on the instruments in church.

To aid in the planning of your wedding, a list of music is provided below. If you would like to listen to a sample of it click on the title. (Some of these aren't the best recordings so please ask your parish musicians to play the songs for you during your meeting.) When you are done listening, use the back button of your browser to return to this page.

Gathering/Song of Praise
All Are Welcome by Marty Haugen
All the Ends of the Earth by Bob Dufford
Canticle of the Sun by Marty Haugen
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For the Beauty of the Earth Pierpont
Gather Us In by Marty Haugen
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Gather your People by Bob Hurd
Glory and Praise To Our God by Dan Schutte
Joyful, Joyful We Adore You Tune: HYMN TO JOY
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Lift Up Your Hearts by Roc O'Connor
Love Divine All Loves Excelling HYFRYDOL
Love is the Sunlight text by Borghlid Jacobson, BUNESSAN
O God Beyond All Praising text by Michael Perry, tune: THAXTED
Praise to the Lord LOBE DEN HERREN
Rain Down by Jamie Cortez
Sing of the Lord's Goodness by Ernest Sands
We Are Called by David Haas
When Love is Found by Brian Wren
Suggested Psalms
Psalm 34: Taste and See by James Moore
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Psalm 98: All The Ends of the Earth by David Haas & Marty Haugen
Number 1 on the list.
Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful by Jeanne Cotter
Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Mercuiful by Marty Haugen
Number 22 on the list.
Psalm 118: Let Us Rejoice by David Haas & Marty Haugen
Number 15 on the list.
Psalm 128: Blest Are Those Who Love You by Marty Haugen.
This psalm has an alternate refrain text of "May the Lord Bless us, may the Lord protect us, all the days of our lives." Many couples choose the alternate refrain.
Suggested Communion Songs
Blest Are They by David Haas
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Eye Has Not Seen by Marty Haugen
Prayer of St. Francis/Make Me a Channel by Sebastian Temple
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Servant Song, The by Richard Gillard
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Table of Plenty by Dan Schutte
We Come To Your Feast by Michael Joncas
We Have Been Told by David Haas
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You Are Mine by David Haas
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Vocal Solos
By My Side by Thomas Porter
number 3 on the list
Come and Journey with Me by David Haas & Jeanne Cotter
number 12 on the list
How Beautiful by Twila Paris
In Love We Choose to Live by David Haas & Jeanne Cotter
number 3 on the list
Love is the Sunlight by David Haas & Jeanne Cotter
number 22 on the list
Shine on Us by Michael W Smith
When Love is Found by David Haas & Jeanne Cotter
number 1 on the list
Wherever You Go by David Haas & Jeanne Cotter
number 6 on the list