O God, our Help in ages past,

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    CGS No.: 
    642

    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 defence 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 troubles last,
    And our eternal Home.