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571. 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,
Whose kingdom calls all to the love which endures.
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
You, Lord, were at our side; all glory be yours!

3 We all do extol you our leader triumphant,
And pray that you still our defender will be.
Let your congregation escape tribulation;
Your 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
Dutch Title: Wilt heden nu treden
Translator: Theodore Baker, 1851-1934 (alt.)
Meter: 12 11 12 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Holy Name
Source: Netherlands folk hymn
Tune Information
Name: KREMSER
Harmonizer: Edward Kremser, 1838-1914
Meter: 12 11 12 11
Key: C Major
Source: Neder-landtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626



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