Sunday, November 1, 2009

We Gather Together

Since it is now November, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This Thanksgiving hymn is one of my favorites...

WE GATHER TOGETHER (Thanksgiving Prayer)
byAdri­an­us Va­ler­ius

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, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

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!

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“Gather together in one the children of God.” John 11:52

6 comments:

Kristin said...

"He forgets not his own!" I love this line.

Amanda said...

Beautiful!


Blessings-
Amanda

Barbara said...

So true, a great reminder. Thanks

Me and Madeline said...

Happy Birthday, Kati!!

Raya said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen!
May the Lord bless you this year!

Kati said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!