O God, our help in ages past

O God, our help in ages past,
  Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
  And our eternal home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne
  Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
  And our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
  Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
  To endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight
  Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
  Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
  Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
  Dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past,
  Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life shall last,
  And our eternal home.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

This is indeed a great hymn for ages past, present and in future.

Setsan Santos

Caxias, RJ, Brazil

This Hymn sure brings peace and comfort to our souls. Glory to the Lord!

Monica Bailley

Mclean, VA, United States

Franklin D. Roosevelt choose this hymn to be sung at the church service the morning of his first inauguration as the 32nd President of the United States. He knew he would need God's help as he undertook the enormous task of leading this country. In fact, he would eventually face the most terrible of wars during his time as President. This great hymn expresses so much about our dear Savior and Lord. Indeed, "Under the shadow of Thy throne Thy saint have dwelt secure!"

Nwadiliora Echezona

Lagos, Nigeria

This is the summary of who God is to me. Beyond the colours of religion and denominations, God is our eternal strength and anchor. I live within the boundaries of this hymn, the past, the present and the sure future.


Lagos, Nigeria

Issac Watts sure had a depth of understanding of the highly invaluable nature of that thing called Time! Someone has said life is not lost by dying. Life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand uncaring way. May the good Lord give us all an understanding of the invaluable potentials of that singular gift He has given to to all earth comers in equal amount irrespective of their family, pedigree or the color of their skin.

Henry Ellis

Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States

This song refreshes my spirit at the end of every year and gives me new hope for the year ahead. We need Our God every second, minute, hour, day, week, month year, decades, generation and century.

Be with us O Lord we pray.

Dapo Ogunniran

Dublin Ireland & Ibadan Nigeria, Dublin & Ibadan, Ireland

Remembering my Father Chief Joseph Oduola Ogunniran, my brother John Olaleka Ogunniran and my uncle Dr Christopher Olaseinde Adeoye, the three people that shaped my life, may their souls rest in peace, they all loved this song.

Pastor Amao Moses

Lagos, Nigeria

Our God in ages past is my favourite song.

Blessing Nwanyioma

Umuahia, Abia, Nigeria

“LORD, YOU have been my dwelling place throughout all generations and will always be. Without YOU, I am helpless."

Raphael Ihensekhien

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

i appreciate my late father Chief C.O Ihensekhien (SAN) who personally taught me this special hymn, it has helped me over the years and its been a solid foundation for my immediate family....may you continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.