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.
Abolanle Rotimi

WAEC Axis, Yaba Fadeyi, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

I remember the goodness of God in my as I turned another year today in thanksgiving, this song came my mind. It's been the Lord all the way

Regina Okere

Magboro, Ogun State, Nigeria

This hymn came to my mind during my devotion this morning. Looking back I could see how helpful the Lord had been to me and my family. Father Lord I will continue to cast all my burdens on you for you cares. Thank you Jesus


United States

This hymn may have had its inspiration from Psalm 90. It reminds us of the brevity of life in comparison to eternity. Let's make our lives count today.

Charles Ailemen

Lagos, Nigeria

one of my favorite hyms. like to know how the hymn came about

Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

Fo some biographical details on Isaac Watts go to Ana Lara March 23, 2020 and Steve Miller December 14, 2017

Akinmolu Oluwaseun

Magboro, Ogun State, Nigeria

This great Hymn came to my mind as I clock 40years today. Realized God has been my Help, Shield and Hope for all these years. I know that no matter how old I become He will still be my help and strength. Thank you Jesus

Korede Eshi-Momoh

Lagos, Nigeria

This song came into mind as I had my devotion. Thank you Jesus, you are indeed the God of all ages. I love you Lord!


United Kingdom

This song came to my mind as I did my devotion this morning. As I sang it, it brought back memories of years past and reminded me that my God is the same yesterday, today and forever. The God who delivered Daniel from the lions den, who delivered Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace, who took Joseph from the pit to the palace... He"s still the same God today! And will be forever! Hallelujah!

Tope Stark

Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom

This hymn came to my mind as I set on the bus and a lot if memories flashed through my mind. This was a family hymn while I was growing up and the first hymn my family sang on the first day of every new year after the mud night watch. I remember my dad and mum ambassadors of Christ. God fearing parents and I pray may their souls continue to rest in perfect peace. This hymn comes it great emotions and has given me all reasons to thank God for past, the present and my future. With this hymn I have more assurance God is in total control of all about me and will keep me to the end while I depend totally upon Him.


Sanjuan, Trinidad And Tobago

This song came to me in a morning devotion and I sung for years before, but like I just got the revelation. God had been my help in the past and he will be in the future and my present help in trouble now until eternity.

Thank you Jesus, right now I am so secure under the shadow of his throne.