HYMN 210

C.M.S 90 H.C. 9. D. 7s.6s.
"But thou art the same and thy years 
shall have no end" - Ps. 102:27

1.  O GOD, the Rock of Ages 

     Who evermore hast been

     What time the tempest rages 

     Our dwelling place serene 

     Before Thy first creations

     O Lord, the same as now

     To endless generations 

     Thou everlasting King.

2.  Our years are like the shadows 

     On sunny hills that lie,

     Or grasses in the meadows 

     That blossom but to tilt

     A sleep a dream a story

     By Stranger quickly told 

     An unremaintng glory

     Of thing that soon are old.

3.  O Thou‘ who canst not slumber 

     Whose light grows never pale 

     Teach us aright to number

     Our years before they fail

     On us Thy mercy lighten

     On usThy spirit brighten 

     The hearts Thyself hast blessed.

4.  Lord, crown our faith’s endeavour 

     With beauty and with grace

     Till, clothed in light for ever

     We see Thee face to face

     A joy no language measure

    A fountain brimming o‘er 

    And endless How of pleasures 

    An ocean without shore.  Amen

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