Author: Isaac Watts Hymnal: The United Methodist Hymnal #117 (1989) Meter: 18.104.22.168 Lyrics: 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,
still may we dwell 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 who breathe away;
they 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 guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.
Topics: The Glory of the Triune God God's Nature; Christian Year New Year; The Glory of the Triune God God's Nature; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church Funeral and Memorial Service; Adoration and Praise; Assurance; Christian Year New Year; Courage; Eternal Life; Funerals and Memorial Services; Hope; Processionals Scripture: Psalm 90 Languages: English Tune Title: ST. ANNE (Croft)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past