Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Hymn

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!

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


  1. A favorite of mine - I've been humming and singing it all week!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, love the header.


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