303. 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
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 its frame,
from everlasting Thou art God,
to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in Thy sight
are like an ev'ning 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 op'ning day.

6 Our God, our Help in ages past,
our Hope for years to come,
be Thou our Guide 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, alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Scripture:
Topic: Comfort, Death, and Glory
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major



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