We Gather Together Lyrics
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,
Whose kingdom calls all to the love which endures.
So from the beginning the fight we were winning:
You, Lord, were at our side; all glory be yours!
3 We all do extol you, our leader triumphant,
And pray that you still our defender will be.
Let your congregation escape tribulation:
Your name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
We Gather Together Hymn Story
“We Gather Together” is a hymn whose author is unknown. It was originally written in Dutch
It was first published by Adrianus Valerius in 1626
The hymn was translated into English by Theodore Baker.
Theodore Baker was born in 1851 in New York, USA. He studies music in Leipzig, Germany and his dissertation was on the music of the Seneca American Indians.
He was also the compiler of Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (first ed. 1900).
He died in Dresden Germany in 1934.
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