With Vows Given Freely (Pachelbel Canon) – Small Ensemble

Hymn – With vows given freely – Lyrics

With vows given freely, such delight
Is pleasure reflected in God’s sight.
You follow His loving living sign;
In Jesus His gift to us divine:
A sign in the flying of a dove,
Ever present Spirit of his love,
A symbol of the God that is above
Reminds us life is good.

Your life is a thing to be enjoyed,
Not to be squandered or destroyed,
And laughter’s a part of God’s design,
Your joy is another gift divine: Refrain

So, go to the lonely and the sad,
Speak of your joy and make them glad,
Hope’s light in your love will ever shine,
Your love is a holy gift divine: Refrain

Lyrics © 2014 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved. CCLI 7152812


The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. The track may also be found on various online music systems, which can be used for downloads if they are listed in the section below. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.


If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.   Click Here to Download


  • Verses: 3
  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Pachelbel Canon
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. CCLI: 7152808
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Buy a PDF Score

Price: £ 1.99
The score you are purchasing is in copyright. The copyright holders herein give you permission to make sufficient copies of the music for your personal use, for your choir or congregation. You do not have persmission to copy the score for general distribution, but would ask that if other churches, choirs or related organisations want to use the music they buy their own download.