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!
|First Line:||We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing|
|Title:||We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing|
|Scripture:||Psalm 5:11; Luke 12:7|
|Topic:||Worship: Adoration and Praise; Adoration and Praise|
|Source:||Netherlands folk song|
|Notes:||This hymn may be sung to the tune "Kremser," on opposite page.|
|Meter:||12. 11. 12. 11.|
|Source:||Old Netherlands melody in The Collection, Adrianus Valerius, 1625|