A Song and a Story: “The Servant Song” #AtoZChallenge


Way back at letter C, I shared the story and song of the first dance from my wedding.  Now we’re going to the actual wedding liturgy for a hymn by Richard Gillard.

The Servant Song

Susan and I planned our wedding to have some of our favorite liturgical music from the Catholic Top Ten.  We processed in to Marty Haugen’s “Canticle of the Sun.” Our friend Claire lead the congregation in “A Light Shines” by David Haas for the responsorial psalm.  Our recessional march was accompanied by Dan Schutte’s “City of God.”  But the most important song came right after we exchanged vows, officially known as the Acclamation of Marriage Right: “The Servant Song” by Richard Gillard.

This beautiful song is about, well, serving one another. Beautiful songs tend to make me weep.  Getting married also makes me weep, as I learned.  And looking at my side of the aisle, my mother and my sister also were weeping.  It was all smiles on Susan’s side of the aisle.  And Susan beamed a smile and touched my cheek as “The Servant Song” played.


2019 Blogging A to Z Challenge – A Song and a Story

A: Always on My Mind
B: Baby Come Back and Baker Street
C: Cheek to Cheek
D: Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Doctor Jones
E: Everyday Sunshine
F: Fly Me to the Moon
G: Ghost Town
H: Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe
I: If I Were John Carpenter
J: Jungle Strut and Justified & Ancient
K: Kiss
L: Loaded
M: Marble Halls and My Moon, My Man
N: New York, New York
O: Oliver’s Army
P: The Parting Glass
Q: Qué Onda Guero
R: Rave On

If you want to read more, check out my previous Blogging A to Z Challenges:

And dig deep into Panorama of the Mountains, by checking out my:

And, if you like Doctor Who, I have a whole ‘nother blog where I review Doctor Who stories across media: Epic Mandates.

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