161 - We gather together
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, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
3 We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Tekst: Adrianus Valerius
Engelse vertaling: Theodore Baker
Muziek: Adrianus Valerius
Muzikaal bewerkt door: Eduard Kremser
Oorspronkelijke Nederlandse tekst: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 491a, Gezang 302,
Liedboek voor de Kerken - lied 414 - Wilt heden nu treden
Afwijkende Nederlandse tekst: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 491 - Wij treden, o Vader, ootmoedig thans nader
Schrift: Johannes 11:52