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We Gather Together Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "We Gather Together" hymn were written by its Dutch author Adrianus Valerius. The author of the hymn, Adrianus Valerius, was born on 1575 and died on January 27, 1620. The name of the composer of the blissful music that accompanies the "We Gather Together" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time.  We have placed "We Gather Together" in the category of Favorite Hymns (Thanksgiving). Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

We Gather Together Hymn
Title: We Gather Together *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Adrianus Valerius*** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Favorite Hymns (Thanksgiving)

 

 

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 Hymn
Title of Hymn: We Gather Together
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Adrianus Valerius (1575 to January 27, 1620)
Nationality of Author: Dutch

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Theodore Baker who translated the words from German to English in 1894

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
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: 1626

 

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!

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