41 Wedding Hymns for Your Religious Wedding Ceremony

A mix of the new and old, plus a handful of all-time staff faves

The selection of wedding hymns is one of the main ways you can personalize your religious service (since if you’re getting married in a church, you may not be able to write your service or your vows from scratch).

So if you’re having a church wedding, we’ve rounded up some wedding hymns beloved by the APW community, along with a few other hymns we just flat out love. Call this our best wedding hymns roundup, and use it to get to work on making your wedding ceremony feel like your own. (Please ignore how cheesy many of the You Tube videos are, this is just to give you a reminder of the tune.)

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony with text "wedding hymns"

how to choose wedding hymns

When selecting wedding hymns, think about hymns that have some relation to your wedding ceremony thesis (what does marriage mean to the two of you?), hymns that will set the tone for various parts of the service, and hymns you just flat out love… a specific relationship to love and marriage is in no way needed. We haven’t divided these wedding hymns by denomination, but have instead divided them by style, figuring you’ll pick hymns that are familiar to your religious practice.

Let’s get to the singing.

the Best Classic Wedding Hymns

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

“Abide with Me”

“All Beautiful the March of Days”

“All Creatures of Our God and King”

“Amazing Grace”

“Ave Maria”

“Be Thou My Vision”

“Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”

“Canticle of the Sun”

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

“Earth and All Stars”

“Eternal Father Strong to Save”

“Faith of Our Fathers”

“Gather Us In”

“Great Is Thy Faithfullness”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

“Love Divine All Loves Excelling”

“Oh God Our Help in Ages Past”

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (1982 Hymnal #390)”

“Praise My Soul the King of Heaven”

“Simple Gifts”

“The Day Thou Gavest Lord Has Ended”

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

the Best Modern Wedding Hymns

“All Are Welcome”

“Celtic Alleluia”

“Covenant Hymn”

“Endless Is Your Love”

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

“How Great Thou Art”

“I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love”

“Morning Has Broken”

“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

“O God, Beyond All Praising”

“Prayer for Peace”

“Psalm 95: If Today You Hear God’s Voice”

“Set Me as a Seal”

“Spirit of Life”

“The Servant Song”

“To Everything There Is a Season”

“What Wondrous Love Is This”

“Wherever You Go (Song of Ruth)”

tell us: what wedding hymns did you use?

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