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  • We Gather Together #471:43

We Gather Together 

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! 

Psalm 67
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God,

shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Worship Suggestion:
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time (During Verse 1) make remarks about the time of the year we call the harvest. Emphasize that we are celebrating an earthly and a spiritual harvest. We should always remember that the most important of these two things is the harvest

of our growth in the spirit. We can achieve this through prayer and thanksgiving.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) read Psalm 67.
Let the song end.
3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.

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!