180. Our 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 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: Our God, our help in ages past
Title: Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Anniversary, Church; Burial; Hope (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft
Meter: CM
Key: C Major



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