733. 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 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 op'ning 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
Title: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Scripture: Psalm 90; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Romans 8:18; Psalm 46:1-3
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 90
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: C M
Key: C Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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