Saturday, November 22, 2008

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!
Amen

Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn
(A translation by Theodore Baker: 1851-1934)

14 comments:

  1. I love this old traditional Thanksgiving song! LaTeaDah, if I don't visit here again before Thursday I wish you and yours a Thanksgiving that is blessed beyond measure!!

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  2. Beautiful song to remember! And, is that Dick, Jane, & Sally? It's such a cute image.

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  3. Hi -
    A favorite old hymn of mine. I'd love to sing it more often than just at Thanksgiving. The truth of the words is so true every day of the year. And that picture is just darling! It reminded me of my early school days.
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. Such a beautiful hymn, La Tea Dah!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kathy

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  5. I remember this one well now that I'm reading it, but it had fallen away until now. I hope that I hum it a lot today.

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  6. This is "one of those hymns" we sing at our house every year about this time.

    Jody

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  7. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and thank you for the lovely blog visits. I stop by often and never fail to be inspired.

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  8. I love this hymn....and the picture is just perfect....
    happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..you are a blessing to me.
    Deby

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  9. Just stopping by to let you know about the Holiday Giveaway on my nativity blog.

    Here’s the link:
    http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/2008/11/holiday-giveaway.html
    Carrie

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  10. This is beautiful, thank you Love Clarice

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  11. It's been a long time since I've heard that song....thanks for the memories! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family La Donna!
    Nancy

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  13. I love this hymn. It's the kind of song that really sticks in your mind. Thanks for the reminder. :) Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. I have loved this hymn since I first came across it a number of years ago.
    It is not known at all well in Australia and I would love to be part of a large congregation singing it.........except I suspect I would be in tears.

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