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.
Kimberly Hollar

Charlotte, NC, United States

God’s Richest Blessings I pray for all who stop by this way, seeking the specific words to this favorite Hymn of old. I have been so blessed by reading the comments of others who shared their thoughts and inspirations on this favorite Hymn.

O God, Mighty Redeemer and Mighty to Save, we find ourselves in perilous times again. What a blessing to find these words in this Hymn as our world turns increasingly towards chaos. It reminds me that no matter our situation our Father whose eye is on the sparrow knows the way that we take. May any and all outcomes in exercising our faith in You O Lord be to the GLORY of THY NAME. I humbly pray this prayer in the NAME that is ABOVE ALL OTHER NAMES, my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Amen. COME LORD JESUS!

Dr. Solomon Aigbavboa

Ikeja Lagos, CT, Nigeria

Just sang this Hymn in our Thanksgiving service and just it has in times past, I got blessed and assured that our God is the changeless Helper. To Him be all the glory in Jesus Name

Linda Hesse-Lartey

Tema, Ghana

Indeed God is our help in ages past and our only hope for the years to come. after my morning prayer, I was meditating on God's goodness and this hymn came to mind I sung with a joyful heart ❤ and decided to Google the rest of the stanzas. Glad I did. Those who Trust in the Lord, are like mount Zion which cannot be removed!!! 🙌🙌🙌

Engr Prince Jonathan Ejiofor

Ukala Kingdom Delta, Delta State, Nigeria

Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

His divine power has given me everything I need for life.

Yosase Kayode

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up this morning so heavy and down and while I was meditating, this song came.

I just pick the lyrics from google and sang it through. I give God the praise

Alice Peterson

Westbrook, ME, United States

We sang this hymn in church today. I looked it up again just now, and realized that some of the thoughts come from Psalm 90, which has been a very helpful psalm for me this summer. The thought that God is our home, in the midst of unexpected transitions, is a comfort.

Nathaniel Olamiposi Fakunle

Agege, Lagos/southwest, Nigeria

This very hymn has always reminds me Whom The living God is, His promises, and assurance of what is to come.

Am dedicating the hymn to All member of TACN LAWNA Territory on the 45th International convention, held between 31/7/21 - 6/8. 21.


Ambode Foluso Kayode

Ibadan, Oyo /Southwest, Nigeria

This Morning in our Church Service while praying, this hymn came to my mind. Though I don't know the lyrics but I googled it.

Indeed my hope for years to come Hallelujah

Blessing Nk

Anambra, Nigeria

After studying the word this morning on how helpless Abram always appeared even when he has options of backing out. I laid down my heart and all I hear is

O God, our help in ages past

Our hope for years to come.

I bless God for his word today and I pray that all that believe in him will always rely on him at all times even when it seems foolish to do so.


Ephraim Aor

Abuja, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with thoughts about my past with regrets. While praying in the Spirit, the words of this hymn came to me. I was reminded that the story of the Bible is all about Redemption. Before the earth came to being, God had always loved me and has been my Help and Hope. He created time for us, we pass away and are forgotten, but He is still the same. Whatever, we experience is because of His love. Give Him praise!