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Thread #116315   Message #2552122
Posted By: GUEST,mg
29-Jan-09 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I folk process 'We Gather Together'
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I folk process 'We Gather Together'
I don't think any of the lyrics come anywhere close to the standard one about asking for protection from the enemy. They don't ask for harm to come to the enemy..that they be smoted etc...just that they are ceased from distressing.

There is nothing I can think of that warrants a hymn or a prayer more than asking to escape tribulation of the sort they were singing about and undoubtedly was sung in various languages in WWII etc. And we don't have many songs that get quite so specific and of course they day might come when we wished we knew some.   mg