O God, our help in ages past

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O God, our help in ages past,
  Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
  And our eternal home.
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Under the shadow of Thy throne
  Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
  And our defence is sure.
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Before the hills in order stood,
  Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
  To endless years the same.
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A thousand ages in Thy sight
  Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
  Before the rising sun.
5
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
  Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
  Dies at the opening day.
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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.
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Isabel

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Whilst I was doing devotion this morning, I just found myself humming the tune of this hymn. I don't know the words off head so I googled it. The words made clear the extent of God's love for us and that no matter what we are going through, He is ALWAYS close by. I thank God so much this morning for His unconditional love for us. He is Almighty. HALLELUYAH.


Derek

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Like many others commenting here, this hymn often comes into my mind while I am praying in the morning. From other comments here I have discovered it is a paraphrase of Psalm 90. Thank you all for your comments, I was blessed reading them.


Stellamaris

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song just came to my mind after reading my bible immediately I woke up. I quickly googled it because I do not know all the lyrics off hand. I felt happy and safe and will continue to be secure in God's hand. To God be the glory. Amen.


Cynthia

Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria

I woke up with a terrible dream, prayed and went to work, on sitting down the song entered my spirit, I couldn't see it very cos I've lost the lyrics, so I decided to Google it, God's love is eternal. I am joyful, Glory to God


Francisca Marinho

Scarsdale, New York, United States

Praise the Lord, we’re praying on 3/3/2021 afternoon in New York, and this hymn came to my mind. I don’t even know the lyrics but I was humming it so after prayers I goggle it and behold it perfectly fits into our prayers. Let somebody shout Hallelujah! Hallelujah


Ada Patrick

Abuja, Nigeria

I woke up this morning singing this hymn. Thank you Lord My hope for years to come


Amadi Gabriel

Redruth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Three years ago, My daughter was in ICU just 3days after her birth. The only song that came to my mind was this one. I don't know if I ever knew the song before this time. But that was what I kept singing. She came out of ICU 7 days later. We didn't do a naming ceremony but her name was Menorah (Zech4:4), Ezumike (God has given me rest). Indeed she is over three years now and is doing so well with a very high IQ. Never fell ill for over a whole year in an area in Nigeria that was plagued with Malaria and Thyphoid and infections.


Richard Taggart

Manchester, United Kingdom

Woke up at 5. 10am with words going through my mind " Sufficient in Thine arm alone, And our defence is sure ". Then read all the verses and was so blessed and inspired:

" O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.

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Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defence is sure.

(And the rest of the hymn-Hallelujah! ).


MB

Philippines

Thank You Lord!

You are truly our Emmanuel. You're our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.


Ugwuezi Chile

Lagos, Nigeria

Thank you Lord for your faithfulness, you have been our help in this storm and you will continue to shield us till the end. Praise be to your Holy name. Amen