(Closed) Anyone having the congregation sing?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I haven’t been a Protestant for a long time…so perhaps I’m not the best person to comment because I forget which hymns go with each liturgical season…but I’ve always loved Love Divine, All Loves Excelling and For the Beauty of the Earth (although the second seems a little bit springish with all the nature lyrics).  Both seem like very joyful hymns that would be appropriate for a wedding.  I’m not sure about Christmas hymns…they seem to be very specific to Christmas themes…



Post # 4
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We sang a hymn at my best friend’s wedding.  She chose “Morning Has Broken,” and it was one of the last things that was done before the declaration of marriage.  She was raised Lutheran, and I think it was one of her favorite parts about church growing up.  She printed the lyrics on the back of the program, and had a keyboardist.

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re singing at least one (contemporary) worship song during our ceremony.  I’m currently trying to find a good song  to sing, and am trying to have a list for my guy to look at this week.  I can keep you posted on what I find :o)

Post # 7
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Interesting. I’m Catholic so I’m used to joining in on the standard hymns. I think a Christmas hymn could be really nice… let me think on this one for suggestions

Post # 8
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We will use “Let Us Break Bread Together” for one of our hymns. We were lucky because the Music Director of the church made lots of suggestions, and played pieces so we could hear and then we selected our songs that way. The only one I was sure of going in, was what I wanted to walk in on and we took it from there.

Post # 10
1580 posts
Bumble bee

some Christmas songs that might work during the unity candle lighting are:
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Angels we Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
Oh Come All Ye Faithful

I think you should probably keep it traditional or well known in order to get the most participation. Even if you’re planning on providing sheet music, most people wont be able to read it.

I’m having a Catholic ceremony, so there will be singing, and I’m going to try to pick songs most people would know so they can join in.

Post # 11
246 posts
Helper bee

We had the congregation sing “In Christ Alone” and that ended up working really well.  We had the lyrics printed in the program (we only sang two verses) and had our keyboardist lead it while she played.

Christmas songs to sing….

Joy To the World

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Ode To Joy (Not sure if this is Christmas or not but EVERYBODY knows that tune!)

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re using “Center” by Charlie Hall. Thinking about adding a second song, but this may be the only one. My Fiance and I grew up in the same church, and this was one of our favorites in the Youth Group. I also think that is very appropriate for the wedding.

“Oh, Christ, Be the Center of our lives, the place we fix our eyes…” So beautiful!

Post # 13
3 posts

We are doing a congregational song in our wedding, glad to hear we’re not the only ones!


We will be singing “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” it’s one of our favorites and it just talks about how great Christ’s sacrifice was. I love it for the wedding because it talks about His love we should model. 


Like others have already said, Center is a great one and a lot of people I know do In Christ Alone.

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