461. 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 O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
remain 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, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Father and Creator; Conflict; God (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: C.M.
Key: C Major
Notes: 14 H in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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