566. O God, Our Help in Ages Past

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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
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,
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 mortals all 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.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our help in ages past
Title: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture:
Topic: The Church at Worship: Commemorations; God-Providence
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Notes: Higher key, No. 250; lower key, No. 6



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