8. 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– the 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
Translator: Theodore Baker
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Thanksgiving
Source: Netherlands Folk Song
Tune Information
Name: [We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing]
Harmonizer: Edward Kremser
Key: D Major
Source: Netherlands Folk Song

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