#637

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us.” – Psalm 67:1

We Gather Together

Verse 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.

Verse 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!

Verse 3:
We all do extol Thee, Thou leader in battle,
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:  Anonymous Dutch Hymn, 16th Century; translated by Theodore Baker (1851-1934)
Music: Netherlands Folk Song (1625); arranged by Edward Kremser (1838-1914)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek