Words by:  Issac Watts (1674-1748)

Music by:  William Croft (1678-1727) in 1708

This hymn was sung at the funeral of former British prime minister Winston Churchill in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, 1965

O God, Our Help in Ages Past is a hymn by Isaac Watts and paraphrases Psalm 90

The hymn, is often sung as part of the remembrance day service in Canada and festive occasions in England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_God,_Our_Help_in_Ages_Past

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/g/ogohiap.htm

William Croft (1678-1727)         Issac Watts (1674-1748)

LYRICS:  Oh God, Our Help In Ages Past

1. Our 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 is 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 the same.

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