O God, Our Help In Ages Past

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Father > Holy, Loving, Creator and Ruler
2015 Songbook Number: 
0047
1984 Songbook Section: 
God the Father: Person and Praise
1984 Songbook Number: 
013
Biblical References: 
Psalm 90:1-2
Verses: 
6

Verse 1
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Verse 2
Under the shadow of thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone
And our defense is sure.

Verse 3
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

Verse 4
A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Verse 5
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

Verse 6
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.

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