45. We Gather Together

1 We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing,
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:
Sing praises to His name,— he forgets not His own.

2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning:
Thou, Lord, were at our side - all glory be Thine!

3 We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our defender wilt be;
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation:
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Text Information
First Line: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
Title: We Gather Together
Original Language: Dutch
Translator: Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Worship of God
Source: Netherlands folk song, before 1625
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Edward Kremser, 1838-1914
Key: D Major
Source: Netherlands melody, before 1625

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