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Prayer of Thanksgiving
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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Joyfully

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 joining,

Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, wast at our side;

All glory be thine!

3. We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,

And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.

Let thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy name be ever praised!

O Lord, make us free!

Text: Anon., The Netherlands, ca. 1626; trans. by Theodore Baker, 1851–1934

Music: Anon., The Netherlands, ca. 1625; arr. by Edward Kremser, 1838–1914

Psalm 100:4–5

Isaiah 12:1–6