84. 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 your throne
your saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is your arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

3 Before the hills in order stood
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting you are God,
to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in your 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 of us 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 now our guide 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
Paraphraser: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: C.M.
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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