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We Gather Together

Words by unknown Dutch writer, 1626. Translated by Theodore Baker (1851-1934), 1894
Tune: KREMSER, a Netherlands folk song, 1625. Arranged by Edward Kremser (1858-1914)
Key signature: D major (2 sharps)
Time signature: 3/4
Public Domain
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, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
3. We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant, And pray that Thou still our Defender will be. Let Thy congregation escape tribulation; Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!