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O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1719
Tune: ST. ANNE by William Croft, 1708
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
Chords are available in small-print versions.
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 Thy throne, Still may we dwell secure; Sufficient is Thine arm alone, And our defense is sure.
3. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art 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.