Hymns about the wedding at Cana

This is a selection of hymns and songs based on the story of the wedding at Cana, as told in John 2:1-11.  It does not include hymns about topics which could be implied from the story, just ones where one or more verses directly mention this story.

The list is in two sections:
  • Free-use (either copyright has expired, or the author has allowed them to be freely used)
  • Still subject to copyright and so can only be used if you are covered by a copyright license.
Both children's and adults hymns / songs are included in each list - because except for the youngest of children, it is is difficult to draw a clear distinction between them.

If you know of any other hymns or songs which should be added to these lists, please leave a message in the comments box near the bottom of the page.

Image adapt. from a painting by Carl Bloch (1834–1890)

About the Wedding feast at Cana

The wedding at Cana (also knows as the marriage at Cana or marriage feast at Cana) is Jesus first public miracle.   It occurs when Jesus, his mother and his disciples are invited to a wedding where the wine runs out. When Mary notices this, she requests Jesus to assist the hosts..  He does so by instructing the servants to fill gourds with water, which he then turns into wine, despite protesting that "my time has not yet come).

It is not the same as the parable of the great feast / wedding banquet from Luke and Matthew's Gospels.

Songs and hymns which may be freely used

A Wedding Hymn:  Since Jesus freely did appear - Berridge (1785)

Ag An bPósadh Bhí I gCána (The Blessed Wedding at Cana) -    - Irish-language 

Glory to Thee O Christ - Beaton  (ref)

Lord, Who at Cana's Wedding Feast - Thrupp

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (verse 2) - Wordsworth

The Wedding of Cana - Gauntlett


Hymns and songs which may still be copyright

A Wedding at Cana - Wyatt-Bond (video)

At Cana's Wedding Long Ago - Dudley-Smith

Cana Song (Blessed be this wedding day) - Ghiorse  (video)

Cana Town's in Galilee - Glandfield 

Cana Wine (Some friends of mine got married) - Light (sheet music)

Come Join in Cana's Feast - Stuempfle

Come to the Celebration - Barrell (ref)

He Turned the Water into Wine -  Cash (video) (country song)

His Mother Said "Jesus, Look" - Gaunt
In Cana at a Wedding Feast - Gilette (ref)

Jesus Attended a Wedding One Day - Fearing  (ref)

Jesus at Cana - Fernandes / Aguiar  (video)

Jesus Come for we Invite You - Idle

Life for the Poor was Hard and Tough - Forster

Lord Jesus Christ Invited Guest - Perry 

Lord, When You Came as Welcome Guest - Janzow

O Christ was a Good Guest - Sowton

Sing of God Made Manifest - Daw  (esp verse 3)  (traditional style hymn)

The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing - Kendrick (esp verse 2)

The Wedding - Card (video)    (ballad style folksong)

The Wedding in Cana - ?   (video)  (contemporary style song)

They have no Wine - Whitney 

To Cana's Wedding Feast - Mowbray (ref)

Wedding at Cana - Rose  (video)  - contemporary style song

Wedding at Cana - Maslov (video) - rap song

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