680. O God, our help in ages past

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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,
bears all our years 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 troubles last,
and our eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our help in ages past
Paraphraser: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 90:1-5
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (melody, attr.): William Croft, 1678-1727
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: CM
Key: C Major

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