Guru Ram Das composed a hymn known as ‘Lawan’ in Suhi Mohalla 4, page 773 of Guru Granth Sahib, and asked his Sikhs to recite them to solemnize marriages. The Sabad ‘Lawan’ embodies in itself a lesson for the couple to develop true love for each other. In reality this Sabad is for a human being to develop love for the divine ridegroom.
The Guru composed the following Sabad to instruct his Sikhs in the practice of their religion:
He who calleth himself a Sikh of the true Guru, should rise early and meditate on God;
He should make an effort early in the morning, bathe in the inner tank of nectar;
Repeat God’s Name under Guru’s instruction, and all his sins and transgressions shall be erased;
At sunrise he should sing the Guru’s hymns, and whether sitting or standing meditate on God’s Name;
The disciple who at every breath meditateth on God, will be dear to the Guru; The Guru imparteth
instruction to that disciple to whom my Lord bestows His grace;
The servant Nanak prayeth for the dust of the feet of such a disciple of the Guru who himself repeateth
God’s Name and causeth others to do so.