O God, Our Help In Ages Past (Watts, Croft)

O God, Our Help in Ages Past by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748. Presented at Church of St. Mary, downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Rich and Larry leading.

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 Thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

5. Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Still be our Guard while troubles last
And our eternal Home!

Text: Ps. 90
Author: Isaac Watts, 1719, ab.
Composer: William Croft, 1708
Tune: "St. Anne"