The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O God, Our Help In Ages Past

For The New Year

Words: I. Watts.

Music: "St. Anne," W. Croft.

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #145

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
    Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient in 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 of same.

4. A thousand ages in Thy sight
    Are like the evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
    Before the rising sun.

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

6. O God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
    And our eternal home.

Sheet Music "St. Anne" by W. Croft from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #145

"St. Anne" by W. Croft

Sheet Music "St. Anne" by W. Croft from Mary Palmer and John Farmer, eds., Church Sunday School Hymn-Book (London: Church of England Sunday-School Institute, 1892), #262.
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"St. Anne" by W. Croft

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