Thursday, November 25, 2010

We Gather Together

One of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns!

We Gather Together

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.

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!

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!

Words: Nederlandtsch Gedencklanck; trans. by Theodore Baker
Music: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser (1838-1914)

Organ arrangement of the hymn:


Lindsay said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Laurie! I hope you and your family are having a blessed day. :)

~ Love,

Wendy said...

hello Laurie, I just wanted to tell you that I happened to come across your blog and I absolutely love your site. Wonderful job!

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