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12 Beautiful Psalms for Weddings

What is a good Psalm for a wedding?

Verses about a man and woman being joined together as one spring to mind immediately when we think about verses suitable for a marriage ceremony.  Maybe as a runner up come verses about loving your wife as Christ loves the church. 

With that same train of thought comes verses about loving your spouse as your own body.

We could also embrace verses about loving one another and what true love entails.  We know true love is patient and kind, it is sacrificial and puts itself second.  True love forgives, overlooks, and remains humble even when wronged.  These concepts are lovely and what we need to fashion ourselves after.  

But what about a true relationship with God?  After all, the strongest marriage is resting on God’s word and in His strength.  Only when we fully embrace and dwell in God’s love can we share that love in the most intimate earthly relationships we have.

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Best Psalms for Weddings

While we often turn to the Song of Solomon for romantic Bible verses with their figurative language and symbolism we may not think about David, our mighty warrior, as a good place to look for psalms for weddings. 

As I explained above, these are based on David’s intimate relationship with God and his confidence in God’s love.  This confidence in God’s love is a pillar in your own intimate earthly relationship.

Check out these beautiful psalms for weddings.

Psalm 85:10

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Psalm 85:10 NIV

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 85 10

Psalm 36:5

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.  (Psalm 36:5)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 36 5

Psalm 63:3

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.  (Psalm 63:3)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 63 3

Psalm 13:5

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  (Psalm 13:5)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 13 5

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.  (Psalm 59:16)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 59 16

Psalm 94:18-19

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.  (Psalm 94:18-19)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 94 18-19

Psalm 40:11

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.  (Psalm 40:11)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 40 11

Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.  (Psalm 143:8)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 143 8

Psalm 57:10

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.  (Psalm 57:10)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 57 10

Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.  (Psalm 127:1)

Psalms for Weddings Psalm 127 1

Responsorial Psalms for Weddings

Another option is to include your guests with a responsorial Psalm.  Your minister will read a portion of a Psalm and the congregation will reply with a short line.  This interaction brings your guests into the ceremony and gives them an opportunity to bless your unity with God’s words.

Psalm 112 lends itself well to this. 

Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land;  the generation of the upright will be blessed.  (vs 1-2)  

Congregation responds: Blessed is the man who greatly delights in the Lord’s commands.  

Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever,  Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,  (vs 3-4)  

Congregation responds: Blessed is the man who greatly delights in the Lord’s commands.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  (vs 6-7)  

Congregation responds: Blessed is the man who greatly delights in the Lord’s commands.  

Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.  (vs 8-9)  

Congregation responds: Blessed is the man who greatly delights in the Lord’s commands.  

Psalm 145 is another great responsorial wedding Psalm.  

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.  (vs 8-9)  

Congregation responds: How good is the Lord to all.  

All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,  (vs 10-11)  

Congregation responds: How good is the Lord to all.  

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.  (vs 13-14)  

Congregation responds:  How good is the Lord to all.  

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  (vs 17-18)  

Congregation responds:  How good is the Lord to all.

Use the weddings Psalms to shower the new couple with many blessings in their future together.

May you build your house on the Lord.  May He be with you when you rise and when you sleep.  May our God fill your home with His peace and joy and may His love draw you closer to each other as one year fades into the next. 

May your foundation be God’s word, His wisdom, and His strength.

Be sure to also so check out the additional Bible verses for wedding blessings to shower over the newlyweds on their special day.

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