Prayer of Thanksgiving

Author: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck, 1626; Adriaen Valerius
Composer: Dutch melody

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Representative lyrics

Dutch (Original Language)

Wilt heden nu treden

Lofzangen (1992, 2014), no. 65

Arranger: Frans Heijdemann

1. Wilt heden nu treden voor God, de Here, Hem bovenal loven, van harte zeer, en maken groot zijns lieven namens ere, die daar nu onze vijand slaat ter neer.

2. Ter eren ons Heren wilt al uw dagen dit wonder bijzonder gedenken toch. Maakt u, o mens, voor God steeds wel te dragen, doet ieder recht en wacht u voor bedrog.

3. Bid, waket en maket, dat g’in bekoring¹ en ’t kwade met schade toch niet en valt. Uw vroomheid² brengt de vijand tot verstoring, al waar’ zijn rijk nog eens zo sterk bewald.³


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Hymns (1985, 2002), no. 93

Translator: Theodore Baker

Arranger: Edward Kremser

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!


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