Tune: KREMSER

Composer: Neder-landtsch Gedenck-Clank, 1626; harm. Eduard Kremser, 1877

Author: Adrianus Valerius, 1626; trans. Theodore Baker, 1894

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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;
The Lord was at our side; all glory be thine!

VERSE 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!