Still on the search for that perfect wedding reading, and out with Scots Lit pals last night. I’d been adamant about not wanting owt trite at our wedding, such as 1 Corinthians 13 1-13, when Andrew suggested a reading from the Scots language version of the Bible.
1 Corinthians 13 from The New Testament in Scots
by William Laughton Lorimer
Luve is patientful; luve is couthie an kind;
luve is jane jailous; nane sprosie;
nane bowdent wi pride; nane mislaired;
nane hame-drauchit; nane toustie.
Luve keeps nae nickstick o the wrangs it drees;
find nae pleisure i the ill wark o ithers;
is ey liftit up whan truith dings lies;
kens ey tae keep a caum souch;
ie ey sweired tae misdout;
ey howps the best; ey bides the warst.
there is three things bides for ey:
faith, howp, luve
But the grytest of the three is luve.
Now, I wonder if we can find anybody to do justice to this on our wedding day.