494. O God, our help in ages past

1 Our 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 defence 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,
will bear us all away;
we fade and vanish, as a dream
dies at the op'ning day.

6 Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home.

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: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Protection; Remembrance; The Communion of Saints (12 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST ANNE
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: CM
Key: C Major



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