dearest lord in heaven
you found my heart to be true
you sent me a true love
and i'm eternallygrateful to you .
she had been considered property
used abused and enslaved
you wanted to show her a new way
so to us your blessing you gave .
you asked me for my promise lord
a promise i am happy to give
i will love and care for her
far beyond the years we shall live .
for you show us every day dear lord
love is eternal and true
and we must believe in forever love
if we believe in you .
thankyou for all you have given me
for your gift to a lonely yorkshireman
you know that i will care for her
with everything that i am .