21. 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 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,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

6 O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our help in ages past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Creation; Eternal Life; Eternity (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Arranger: William Croft
Key: C Major
Source: Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms by Dr. Brady andMr. Tate, 6th ed. 1708

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