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63. We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing

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, wast 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 to Ask the Lord's Blessing
Original Language: Dutch
Translator: Theodore Baker
Meter: 12.11.12.11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Beginning of Worship; God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Source: Netherlands folk hymn
Tune Information
Name: KREMSER
Meter: 12.11.12.11
Key: D Major
Source: Netherlands folk hymn



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