O GOD OUR HELP IN AGES PAST

 

FULL BAND

INTROx4/INTERLUDES x2:   

G    D/F#     C   

 

           G           D           C      

Our God, our help in ages past

       Em             A            D

Our hope for years to come,

         Em        D/F#       C         Bm

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

         C      D/F#      G

And our eternal home.

 

       G            D          C       

Under the shadow of Thy throne

       Em                A       D/F#

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

      Em     D/F#     C     Bm

Sufficient is Thy arm alone,

        C        D/F#           G

And our defense is sure.

 

     G            D/F#       C       

Before the hills in order stood,

        Em        A            D/F#

Or earth received her frame,

           Em   D/F#    C          Bm

From everlasting Thou art God,

     C            D/F#           G

To endless years the same.

 

    G               D       C     

A thousand ages in Thy sight

       Em        A           D

Are like an evening gone;

          Em       D/F#           C          Bm

Short as the watch that ends the night

      C            D/F#     G

Before the rising sun.

 

 

    G              D           C       

O God, our help in ages past,

        Em           A          D

Our hope for years to come,

      Em           D/F#             C           Bm

Be Thou our guard while life shall last,

         C      D/F#      G

And our eternal home.

Written by Isaac Watts, 1719

Arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021

ACOUSTIC

 

(Suggested Capo 1)

G                 D/F#           C      G

Our God, our help in ages past

     Em              A            D/F#

Our hope for years to come,

        Em          D/F#           C       B

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

       C      D/F#      G

And our eternal home.

 

 

G                 D/F#           C     G

Under the shadow of Thy throne

      Em                    A      D/F#

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

      Em            D/F#            C

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

    C        D/F#     G

And our defense is sure.

 

 

G                 D/F#      C       G

Before the hills in order stood,

        Em            A            D/F#

Or earth received her frame,

       Em     D/F#      C          B

From everlasting Thou art God,

     C          D/F#           G

To endless years the same.

 

G       D/F#       C     G

A thousand ages in Thy sight

       Em               A          D/F#

Are like an evening gone;

        Em       D/F#    C               B

Short as the watch that ends the night

      C       D/F#     G

Before the rising sun.

 

 

G             D/F#          C       G

O God, our help in ages past,

        Em              A                D/F#

Our hope for years to come,

      Em         D/F#       C     B

Be Thou our guard while life shall last,

       C      D/F#      G

And our eternal home.

Written by Isaac Watts, 1719

Arrangement by Nathan Drake, 2021