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.
Marian Odey

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

I heard myself singing this hymn in my dream this morning. As I woke up, decided to search for it, so I can sing it throughout today and beyond and to meditate on the message contained therein.

Ola Olunubi

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

This song came up on my mind while praying this morning and it’s quite reassuring. Amen and amen.

Brenda Burgess

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

This song popped into my mind this morning during my devotions. So encouraged! I'm about to move to a much smaller home and it's not easy to leave my garden behind. God is my refuge today and always.

Chukwuma Obialor


This song contains what has been my Peace, For God is my help and my hope, God is my eternal conviction.


Lagos, Nigeria

This song is an assurance of God's love to me.

Catherine Pollard

London, United Kingdom

God is our refuge strength and shield, He is forever faithful. Praise God.

Wiliam Zeffiro

New York, United States

My favorite hymn. I also think I read that it was FDR’s favorite hymn. Absolutely timeless.


Kano, Sabon Gari, Nigeria

In this period of election, God is our help to protect us from thugs on the highway to work.

Edward Madu

Enugu, Nigeria

God indeed have been my help and ever present in times of need.


Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn just popped up in my spirit.

It is our year of Lights.

We will rejoice in the Sanctuary of our God.