Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "We Gather Together" lyrics,
Adrianus Valerius (1575-January 27, 1620),
was born in Middleburg, Holland and
achieved fame as a poet, organist and hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: We Gather Together
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Adrianus Valerius (1575
to January 27, 1620)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Theodore Baker who translated the words from German to English in 1894
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Favorite Hymns (Thanksgiving)
First Line of Hymn: "We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known"
First Publication Date:
We Gather Together Lyrics
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!