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, was 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 they congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O lord, make us free!
I sang this song as a child in Thanksgiving church service. The words still touch me. I pray that you and your family and friends have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.