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25. O 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
fades at the opening day.

6 Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
Still be our God 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 (1719, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture:
Topic: Adoration and Praise: God; Eternal Life; God: Strength and Refuge of (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: C.M.
Key: C Major



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