118. 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 O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles 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 (1719)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Scripture: Psalm 90:1
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_God_Our_Help_in_Ages_Past); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/g/ogohiap.htm)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: C Major
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