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We Gather Together: God Bless You All

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, wast at our side,
all glory be thine!

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!

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  • John Venlet November 24, 2022, 4:25 AM

    And God bless you Gerard. I know your readers, like myself, are thankful for you. “Just put the damn bird in the oven!”

  • John Venlet November 24, 2022, 4:25 AM

    And God bless you Gerard. I know your readers, like myself, are thankful for you.

  • Anne November 24, 2022, 5:08 AM

    Dear Gerard:
    I am so grateful for you, your beautiful work, and your kindness. Thank you for making it again ok to say out loud, “yes, I was born, raised, and still am a believer !”
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Vanderleun November 24, 2022, 6:27 PM

      Oh anne what a sweet thing to say.

      Made my day.

  • jd November 24, 2022, 6:13 AM

    Can’t say it better than Anne. God bless (ed/es) you, Gerard. May
    He continue His good works.

  • Jack November 24, 2022, 6:26 AM

    No question about it, AD is my favorite place to be in the morning. Here we can cuss, discuss and bless, despite what James has to say about it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, all who visit here and God Bless You. Stay safe and always check your six.

    • Vanderleun November 24, 2022, 6:27 PM

      Thanks, Jack. Stay frosty.

  • Dirk November 24, 2022, 8:50 AM

    Wonderful rendition, my wife’s singing along, clearly knows the song. Off to watch the parade! A family tradition for at least forty years in our family.

  • Terry November 24, 2022, 9:43 AM

    Thank you Gerard.
    American Digest has been my Homepage for nearly twenty years. It seems like I know most of the regular commenters or they are family.

    Have a great Thanksgiving to all! God has blessed us.

    • Vanderleun November 24, 2022, 6:26 PM

      You are most welcome, Terry. And thank you in return for your years of attending to whatever crosses my strange mind.

  • jwm November 25, 2022, 6:35 AM

    So when you open the oven door, and there is no blast of hot air, and the turkey is sitting half raw in the roasting pan, the casserole dishes are cold, and everyone is sitting at the dinner table, waiting, then, well, you’ve got yourself a situation.,
    We managed, nonetheless.