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.
Akinkunmi Bola Francis

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Theclyrics of this song came to my mind this morning. It was reassuring to have confidence in God in this trying time of Corona pandemic. God is indeed our help


Jerusalem, Israel

Praise God for these great hymns. This ancient hymn came to my mind this morning as I was praying. Yes, in these times of fear all over the world with the Coronavirus, God alone is our help as He has been in ages past, to Abraham, Moses, Daniel and a host of saints gone before us. We dwell in His shadow - the safest place on earth. Praise be to His holy name.

Ozuruoke Christian Iyke

Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria

In a time like this in Nigeria and the entire world , only God is our Hope. We do not trust on the government, the expertise or the skills of men because the arms of flesh must fail. God, thou has been our Help in Ages Past and our Hope for tomorrow, see us through this time, save us from the plague and pestilence of today. You have been our Secret Place, our Shelter and Shield from the storm, we have no other place to run to, help us and save us,

All these I ask in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

Dr Mrs Ekeng

Uyo, Aks, Nigeria

In times like these when the whole world is being ravashed by this deadly Covid-19, it is ONLY GOD that is our HELP, our Fortress, our Refuge, our Buckler, and our Strong Tower. We run into this Tower and we are SAFE.

Busayo Shokunbi

Lagos, Nigeria

Surely, this hymn is actually a song for now and I believe in God, our refuge even in time like this our hope is secured.


Ogudu, Lagos, Nigeria

The Lord will be our help as a people a nation and his own in this trying time. 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.

Lord you have been our help in ages past and you are hope for now and years to come Amen!

Ana Lara

United States

This hymn, considered to be one of the greatest in English hymnody, is a paraphrase of Psalm 90, a psalm of Moses. It is more than a metrical version of this Psalm; its is a commentary on the whole subject of time, which is the theme of this Psalm. Originally the hymn had nine stanzas but today it has been shortened to stanzas one, two, three, five and nine. In 1738 John Wesley in his hymnal

“Psalms and Hymns, changed the first line of the text from “Our God” to “O God. ” the hymn was originally part of “The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, ” published by Isaac Watts in 1719. In this book he paraphrased in Christian verse the whole book of Psalms except for twelve Psalms which he felt unsuited for hymn usage. This hymn ranks as one of the finest of over 600 hymns Watts wrote during his lifetime.

Abiola Oyede

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

The holy spirit brought this song to me, at midnight today, while wondering about this covid-19 pandermic, with it's devastation. God used this song to remind me, he is our only helper at this time, and he is well and able to protect his own, that believe in him. l tell you there is a very high level of assurance of his help within my soul, after listening to this song, that cast away all fear of being a victim.

Kwesi Hervie

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

This particular song just gives me the chill and the hope that despite what we might seem to face anytime in life, God is with us, as he has been with them in times past.

We can even see the truth of it in the life of our fathers of faith

Lord, be thou our guide while life shall last and our eternal home!


Just sitting this evening and this good old song came to me , I look it up and then sang it , it brought back sweet memories to me , I hope with Yahweh's help it do the same for you , before we used to sing with G-d but praises to the most high he had reveled his Name Yahweh to us , may you also receive this blessings by using his name Yahweh Hallelu Yahweh Shalom