18. We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing

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! 0 Lord, make us free!

Text Information
First Line: We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing
Title: We Gather Together to Ask the Lord's Blessing
Translator: Theodore Baker
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: Psalm 5:11; Luke 12:7
Notes: This hymn may be sung to the tune "Kremser," on opposite page.
Tune Information
Name: KREMSER
Meter: 12. 11. 12. 11.
Key: D Major
Source: Old Netherlands melody in The Collection, Adrianus Valerius, 1625



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