441. 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 your throne
Your saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is your arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3 Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received its frame,
From everlasting you are God,
To endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in your 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,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op'ning day.

6 O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Still be 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 (abr., alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Trust
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727 (alt.)
Composer (descant): Michael E. Young
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Descant © 1979 by GIA Publications, Inc.



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