A HYMN FOR TODAY – O God, Our Help In Ages Past

A HYMN FOR TODAY

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,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

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

CM (8.6.8.6) – Isaac Watts, 1719

Based on Psalm 90:1-12

Tune: ST. ANNE – William Croft, 1708

#20 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012

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