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The Cord is Stronger With Three, February 5, 2010
Words and Music by Leah (Van Maaren) Carolan

This is the song written for my marriage to Richard Joseph Carolan on March 13, 2010. We had decided to have communion at the wedding with our family present, and I wanted to write something to capture the moment of sharing communion together as husband and wife and the unity we find that is only through Christ Jesus. This song describes the journey I have been learning about the meaning of marriage, our hopes, dreams, and turning away from our single lives to something much bigger together. The song was performed at the wedding by my brother singing and playing his guitar, with my sister-in-law playing a flute accompaniment. Here is the piano version of the song.


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Seal us in this moment of sharing the loaf
Bind us together in drinking the cup
No other seal is of eternity
No other seal can nurture this love in You

This is the Body that binds us together
and will for the rest of our lives.
This is the Blood that was shed for forgiveness
and covers our sin from His eyes.
The cord is stronger with three:
Husband and wife and the God of Eternity

Call us from the cares of this world that can blind.
Heal us to be free to move in Your name
Open our eyes to see eternity
Heal our hearts to nurture this love in You

This is the Body that binds us together
and will for the rest of our lives.
This is the Blood that was shed for forgiveness
and covers our sin from His eyes.
The cord is stronger with three:
Husband and wife and the God of Eternity

"This is my Body broken for You.
This is my blood poured out for your redemption."

This is the Body that binds us together
and will for the rest of our lives.
This is the Blood that was shed for forgiveness
and covers our sin from His eyes.
The cord is stronger with three:
Husband and wife and the God of Eternity

We're coming together in life that is forever
and strengthened with this as our vow:
That I promise to love you with the help of our Savior
who seals our great destiny now.
The cord is stronger with three,
Love is stronger with three,
We are stronger as three:
Husband and wife
and the God of Eternity.


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