(Closed) Amazing grace – a wedding song?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
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    Funeral song

    Wedding song


    Don’t play that I hate that song!

  • Post # 2
    9963 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I feel like I’ve heard it at a lot of funerals and never at a wedding, but I’ve never considered this a funeral song.  Especially if it’s just the insturmental version!

    Post # 3
    2274 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Not a funeral song. Check out the lyrics (even though you won’t be using them) online. 

    ‘Lovely for the purpose you’ve mentioned.

    Post # 4
    2618 posts
    Sugar bee

    Definitely a funeral song to me. 

    Post # 5
    4798 posts
    Honey bee

    I don’t associate it with weddings or funerals.  I associate it with baptisms, Easter, and revivals.

    Based on the lyrics (I know you are doing instrumental, but the lyrics are well known) I don’t think it is really wedding appropriate.  They are lovely lyrics, but I don’t think a song about how God’s grace saves you or eases your suffering despite being “unworthy” is exactly wedding material, even as a reflection.

    Even though you are going for instrumental, I’d probably aim for a hymn where the meaning is more about servitude to the Lord as you reflect on the vows you made or humbling yourself for guidance.

    Post # 6
    1468 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    That’s 1000% a funeral song to me.

    Post # 7
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    It’s a worship song. I would agree that it is perfect for the time in your ceremony you are considering. My aunt and uncle used it as part of their ceremony, and it was absolutely lovely. 

    Post # 8
    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    *I* wouldn’t put it in my wedding. But it is your wedding, do what feels right to you!

    Post # 9
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018


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