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Thread #116315   Message #2989020
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Sep-10 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I folk process 'We Gather Together'
Subject: ADD Version: 'We Gather Together' has this text, from the 1991 Baptist Hymnal:

(anonymous Dutch Hymn, 16th Centruy; translator: Theodore Baker)

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 joinging,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning,
Thou, Lord, wast at our side: the glory be Thine!

3. We all do extol Thee, Thou leader in battle,
And pray that Thou still our defender wilt be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised: O Lord, make us free!

This one does have "leader in battle." I think the Baptists are a little less sensitive about military spirituality, than the Episcopalians are.