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.
Chijioke Godfrey Nwafor Obele Esiobu

Lagos, Nigeria

Whenever my spirit is down this hymn inspires me, uplifts my spirit. Indeed Our God is awesome. He alone is God its also my dad's favorite.

Barth Effiong

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

A timeless piece about a timeless God, awesomely inspired, full of insight. Thank God for the writer and composer.


Peshawar, Kpk, Pakistan

I can't understand it. is there anyone who tells me its summary.


Lagos, Nigeria

God is our help and Refuge, our present help in trouble. This song is well inspired and refreshing. Security is sure for all who takes refuge in Him. He is my God and my help.


Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in my head. This song is so soothing and comforting to me at this moment. I believe God will come through for me at every point of this challenge I'm going through at the moment.

Akpambang Lara

Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

This song came to my mind while praying for my nation Nigeria. We sure do need God's help. He alone has been our help in times past. And our hope for years to come.

Please if you read this comment, pray for Nigeria, we are going through stuff now.


Edmond, OK, United States

As I worshiped this morning, the Lord placed this song in my heart. This has been a trying period, but God is reassuring me of being the same yesterday, Today and Forever.


Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

I almost lost a dear friend yesterday. Thank God I did not lose her. With a grateful heart to God, I came looking for the lyrics of this hymn.

It is so reassuring.

Amirtha Besant Raj

Washington, Virginia, United States

I heard this song being sung yesterday morning and woke up. No one else was awake at that time and I knew that angels were singing our (mine and my deceased husband) favorite hymn. I wanted to learn all the verses by heart and searched for it and found it. My faith and hope are with my loving king Jesus. I live with His abundant love, waiting to be called to His home.


Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

This song dropped in my heart this morning and I just wanted all the lyrics so I looked it up here. Glad I found it and the piano accompaniment, I feel so good.