145. O God, Our Help In Ages Past

1 O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Our Shelter from the stormy blast
And our eternal Home!

2 Beneath the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure:
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
For aye wilt be the same.

4 A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

6 O God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Be Thou our Guard while troubles last
And our eternal Home!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our Help in ages past
Title: O God, Our Help In Ages Past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: God
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: W. Croft (1708)
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major



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