61. 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 Under the shadow of Thy throne
Still may we dwell 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,
To endless years 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 life shall 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, 1674-1748
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture:
Topic: God the Father: Majesty and Power; God: Refuge; Holy Scripture (2 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: MAITLAND
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal



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