Prayer of Thanksgiving (J. Ashley Hall)

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Editor: J. Ashley Hall (submitted 2010-01-14).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 158 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright © 2007 by John Ashley Hall. Non-commercial use is permitted.

General Information

Title: Prayer of Thanksgiving
Composer: Anonymous (Nederlandtsch Gedenckclank, 1626, as arranged by Eduard Kremser)
Arranger: J. Ashley Hall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2007

Description: J. Ashley Hall arrangement of hymntune KREMSER, utilizing Hall's 1992 piano piece "Reconciliation".

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Original text and translations

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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, were 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 Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

(anon. 1625, trans. Th. Baker)