"O God Our Help In Ages Past"
Camcorded live 27 July 2008
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 your throne your saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure.
3-Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame,
From everlasting you are God, to endless years the same.
4-A thousand ages in your sight are like an evening gone,
Short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.
5-Time, like an ever-rolling stream, soon bears us all away;
We fly forgotten, as a dream fades at the opening day.
6-O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Still be our God while troubles last, and our eternal home!
Last stanza harmonization by Edward Bairstow
Tune: Saint Anne
Text: Isaac Watts
The pipe organ is J.W. Steere, Opus 701, 3/49, built and installed in the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, NJ, USA in 1918 (subsequent additions).
Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal
Morristown, NJ, USA