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21. O God, our help in ages past

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Soon bears us all away;
We fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our help in ages past
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Scripture: Psalm 90
Topic: Creation; Eternal Life; Eternity (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Arranger: William Croft
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: C Major
Source: Supplement to the New Version of the Psalms by Dr. Brady andMr. Tate, 6th ed. 1708



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