Eng. hymn‐tune of disputed orig. but probably comp. by William Croft, who pubd. it in 1708. Usually sung to words ‘O God, our help in ages past’. J. S. Bach's Fugue in E♭ for org. (last item of Klavierübung, Book 3, 1739) begins with same notes and is known in Eng. as St Anne Fugue.