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.
Joh Udoeyop

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

My 5 years old son was always singing this song (sometimes up to 25 times a day) while in sick (Leukemia) bed in India. The Almighty God was indeed his help. God saw him through. However, few months later, after a display of cruelty and wickedness by some medical personnel in our own National Hospital.and Garki General Hospital in Abuja, UyaiAbasi - Akwaima went to be with the LORD.

We sing this song everyday in our house to remember a child who loved GOD so much and a GOD who is always there for His children.

Henrietta David-kio

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Am encouraged any time I sing this song (like I just did) because it reminds me that what ever am going through right now... HE (God Almighty) has seen me through worst storms He will see me through this too. "And hope maketh not ashamed;..." Romans 5:5a


Alabama, United States

My Mother used the first stanza at the beginning of her prayers, now I have found the words she she prayed and lived. I can see why she used them! For she is with our Lord The Father but knew when she spake then that she would be secure! Amen

Christiana Kayode

Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

Can't sleep...... then this hymn came up in my heart. God is indeed my help, He has been from time past, He is now, and I'm rest assured He will continually be. Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Thank You for the peace Lord. God bless the writer of this hymn.

Jerry Tot

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Not sleeping, I read the first 6 chapters of A. W. Tower's book on the attributes of God... and this hymn, with its glorious words, gravity and beautiful harmony came to mind. God be Praised!

Seyitan Motunmori

Ogun / Abeokuta, Nigeria

I just finished singing this hymn to dedicate me afresh to my Maker once again on this morning of my birthday.


Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

The third verse of this great hymn kept ringing in my mind and I had to look it up here. Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame, from everlasting Thou art God, through endless years the same. So let our King be lifted high, now and forevermore; amen.

Billy Nair

Rochards Bay, Kzn, South Africa

Thank you and I so appreciate this old hymn. The God of this hymn remains faithful, the same yesterday, today and for ever. Heb 13:8. Amen


Connecticut, United States

I just heard church bells playing this hymn and couldn't remember all the words, so I looked it up here. Beautiful.

Prosenjit Singha

Love this song.