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)
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
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. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same.
3. Time, like an everrolling stream, Bears all its sons away; They fly, forgotten, as a dream Dies at the op’ning day.
4. 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.