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OUR ETERNAL HOME




O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.


Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.


Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.


Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men:”
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.


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


The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in following years.


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


Like flowery fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand
Lie withering ere ‘tis night.


O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.


---Alternative verses---


Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.


O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for seasons to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.


Beneath the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.


Under the shadow of Thy throne
Still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.


Like weeds upon the restless stream,
The mightiest pass away,
To be forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.


Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1719
      Bible Refs: Ps 90:1-4; 2 Pe 3:8;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 41
      1851# 445
      1853# 375
      1992# 283
      1965# 244
      1977# 46
      1962# 71
      1956# 286
      1981# 207
      1994# 528
      1988# 50
      1919# 501
      1960# 504
      2000# 537
      1920# 409
      1998# 528
      2000# 537
      2000# 498
      1996# 160
      1899# 583
      1874# 197
      1904# 403
      1983# 99
      1950# 165
      1922# 165
      1983# 358
      1988# 37
      # 52
      1964# 41
      2000# 494
      1996# 366
      1954# 878
      1955# 94
      1925# 273
      1990# 210
      # 90
      1872# 90.2
      1853# 21
      # 513
      1869# 206
      1999# 542
      1991# 415
      1925# 319
      1931# 598
      # 613
      1908# 566
      1938# 379
      1917# 128
      1906# 450
      1903# 45
      1971# 133
      1916# 445
      1940# 289
      1982# 680
      1986# 417
      1866# 146
      1999# 47
      1961# 26
      1989# 117
      1885# 522
      1900# 76
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. ANNE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1708
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
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