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93. Prayer of Thanksgiving

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: Prayer of Thanksgiving
Author: Anon. (ca. 1626)
Translator: Theodore Baker, 1851–1934
Meter: 12 11 12 12
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Gratitude; Praise; Praise and Thanksgiving (1 more...)
Source: The Netherlands
Tune Information
Composer: Anon. (ca. 1625)
Arranger: Edward Kremser, 1838–1914
Meter: 12 11 12 12
Incipit: 55653 45432 31556
Key: D Major
Source: The Netherlands

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