讃美歌21 141 主よ、わが助けよ
作詞者であるはアイザック・ワッツ(Isaac Watts 1674-1748) は生涯に750 もの讃美歌を書き、イギリス讃美歌の父と呼ばれています。もっとも有名なものは、詩編98 "Joy to the World" 「もろびとこぞりて」です。
(The Cyber Hymnal http://www.cyberhymnal.org/index.htm#lk より引用:管理人訳))
O God, our help in ages past                             Psalm 90
1
(しゅ)よ、わが(たす)けよ、いつの()にも
あらしの(なか)なる わがかくれ()

2
ただ(つよ)きみ()に (ささ)えられて
みつばさのかげに 宿(やど)るわれら。

3
天地創造(てんちそうぞう)の その(さき)より
かわりなき(かみ)は とこしえなり。

4
われらのいのちは はかなきもの
朝露(あさつゆ)のごとく ()()るなり。

5
わが()(ただ)しく (かぞ)えさせて
知恵(ちえ)ある(こころ)を ()させたまえ。
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 Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient in 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 of same.

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

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

6. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

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