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Looking for the Hymn, As we gather may your spirit work within us"

Post by Veens » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:44 pm

Hi, I need this complete hymn

As we gather may your spirit work within us
As we gather may we glorify your name
Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship
We'll be blessed because we came.

Verse: we are people (need all verses after this)

Thanks
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Post by steveliu » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:24 pm

Hi Veens,

Here are the complete verses by Mike Fay and Tom Coomes, chorus by Edith McNeill.

1:
As we gather may Your Spirit work within us
As we gather may we glorify Your name
Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship
We'll be blessed because we came
We'll be blessed because we came

Chorus:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end,
They are new every morning, new every morning
Great is Thy faithfulness (Oh Lord)
Great is Thy faithfulness

2:
You have called us by Your Spirit into worship
In this temple You have set our hearts aflame
As we lay our hearts upon Your holy altar
We'll be blessed in Jesus' name

3.
Let us cleanse our hearts as we begin to worship
Let us fill our hearts with love for You and sing
Open up our eyes so we may come to know You
And unto us the Spirit bring

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Post by Guest » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:10 pm

That isn't entirely true. This chorus (whether legally or not, I don't know) is from a different song called The Steadfast Love of the Lord (appropriately enough) which has its own verses. The words of course were written by God in Lamentations 3 but the song was written by Edith McNeill in 1974 (ish), long before this As We Gather song was written. I have heard a couple versions of this song where there is maybe one chord change in the chorus but, since I grew up singing that song (since Edith went to the same church as I did as a child) it is unmistakably the same song. It is sad to me that this song is all over the internet with no credit given to the woman who actually wrote (well, the Lord wrote it through her of course) the chorus.
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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:37 am

Please do not be offended about this. Leave this issue to God. He has a way of giving credit to people who have yielded to him. Christians are always blessed with these two songs and I believe God is still blessing Edith and others who wrote these songs.
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Post by Guest » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:48 pm

Hi there!

Just came across this thread by accident, and thought I needed to point out that in the album notes of Praise 5 by the Marantha Singers (containing the original combo version of 'As we gather/The steadfast love' - 1981), Edith McNeill IS credited with the latter song. I recall her song was in the old 'choruses' songbooks separately. The combination is so well established now that people (incl myself) sing 'the steadfast love' bit as the chorus, and unless they are above a certain age(!), they wouldn't know they were originally 2 separate songs. They fit so wonderfully well together!
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Looking for the Hymn, As we gather may your spirit work within us"

Post by Guest » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:20 pm

Hi!
I want to translate it in french.

Shoolbe
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Looking for the Hymn, As we gather may your spirit work within us"

Post by Guest » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:00 pm

thank you lol omg liwl
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Post by Guest » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:32 am

this song was sung at the higher life conference 18 march 2012 @ pastor chris in cape town staduim it was amazing
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