Words: Netherlands folk hymn
Music: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck
Translation: Theodore Baker

We Gather Together

   D                  A7             D
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
   A/E          Bm          E7           A
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
    A7       D            Em7   A7       D
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
     G              D           Em   A7  D
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!