O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Tune from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 2
- Copyright: Public Domain
- Source: Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 2
- Contributer: Veramet 02:32, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
External Sheet Music Links
- St. Anne, by William Croft (1677–1727)
- Tune by Brigham Cecil Gates, as seen in no. 2 of Relief Society Song Book, 1919
Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840
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 defence 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.
5. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their cares and fears,
Are hurried downward by the flood,
And lost in following years.
6. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
7. O God! our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come;
Be thou our guide while life shall last,
And our perpetual home!
1 Verse omitted from both Hymns Ancient and Modern 1906 and Hymns Old and New 1996
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- Verse omitted from both Hymns Ancient and Modern 1906 and Hymns Old and New 1996