26a. 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 The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downward by thy flood,
And lost in following years.

6 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

7 Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Be thou our Guard while troubles last,
And our eternal Home.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Our God, our Help in ages past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 90
Topic: Funerals; God: Defender; God: Divine Perfections of (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft
Meter: C. M.
Key: C Major
Source: Supplement to the New Version, 1708



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