806. 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 defence is sure

3 Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its 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 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
Title: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Scripture: Psalm 90
Topic: Assurance; Christian Year: New Year; Christian Year: Reformation Day (36 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft (1708)
Descant: Frances P. Macphail (1994)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Copyright: Descant © 1994 Frances P. Macphail



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