Prayer of Thanksgiving (J. Ashley Hall)
- 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.
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: Sacred, Hymn
First published: 2007
Description: J. Ashley Hall arrangement of hymntune KREMSER, utilizing Hall's 1992 piano piece "Reconciliation".
Original text and translations
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)