1. 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 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 her frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in thy 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,
bears all our years away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

6 Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
Be thou 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 (1719, alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture:
Topic: Church: Anniversaries and Dedications; God: Eternity and Power; Life, Brevity of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Notes: Later form of tune; Alternative tune: OLD 107th, 165



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