597. 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, 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!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
Title: We Gather Together
Translator: Theodore Baker
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: National Hymns; Thankfulness, Thanksgiving
Source: Netherlands folk hymn
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing]
Arranger: Edward Kremser
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Netherlands melody



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