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Sweetest Joys. C.P.M.

An A major folk hymn in 6/4 time. Composed 2012.

Text from Isaac Watts, 1706.

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Description

I wrote this song in honor of the marriage of Richard and Kelsey Ivey on May 11, 2012, the day before the wedding, just prior to leaving Atlanta, Georgia to head to Huntsville, Alabama. The song was sung at the rehearsal dinner that night.

Lauren Bock, Callie Garnett, and I sang "Sweetest Joys" a month later at the wedding of Jean Garnett and Nick Kinsey in Stanfordville, New York.

Text

Say, mighty Love, and teach my song,
To whom my sweetest joys belong;
And who the happy pairs,
Whose yielding hearts and joining hands,
Find blessings twisted with their bands,
To soften all their cares.

Chorus:
To soften all their cares,
To soften all their cares,
Find blessings twisted with their bands,
To soften all their cares.

Two kindest souls alone must meet:
'Tis friendship makes the bondage sweet
And feeds their mutual loves.
Bright Venus on her rolling throne
Is drawn by gentlest birds alone,
And cupids yoke the doves.

Chorus:
And cupids yoke the doves,
And cupids yoke the doves,
Is drawn by gentlest birds alone,
And cupids yoke the doves.