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|
|Translator:||Theodore Baker (1917)|
|Scripture:||John 16:33; John 13:1; Isaiah 49:15; Luke 21:36|
|Source:||Netherlands folk hymn|
|Arranger:||Edward Kremser (1877)|
|Source:||Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626|