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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Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

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Akinmolu Oluwaseun

Magboro, Ogun State, Nigeria

This great Hymn came to my mind as I clock 40years today. Realized God has been my Help, Shield and Hope for all these years. I know that no matter how old I become He will still be my help and strength. Thank you Jesus


Korede Eshi-Momoh

Lagos, Nigeria

This song came into mind as I had my devotion. Thank you Jesus, you are indeed the God of all ages. I love you Lord!


Ola

United Kingdom

This song came to my mind as I did my devotion this morning. As I sang it, it brought back memories of years past and reminded me that my God is the same yesterday, today and forever. The God who delivered Daniel from the lions den, who delivered Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace, who took Joseph from the pit to the palace... He"s still the same God today! And will be forever! Hallelujah!


Tope Stark

Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom

This hymn came to my mind as I set on the bus and a lot if memories flashed through my mind. This was a family hymn while I was growing up and the first hymn my family sang on the first day of every new year after the mud night watch. I remember my dad and mum ambassadors of Christ. God fearing parents and I pray may their souls continue to rest in perfect peace. This hymn comes it great emotions and has given me all reasons to thank God for past, the present and my future. With this hymn I have more assurance God is in total control of all about me and will keep me to the end while I depend totally upon Him.


Debria

Sanjuan, Trinidad And Tobago

This song came to me in a morning devotion and I sung for years before, but like I just got the revelation. God had been my help in the past and he will be in the future and my present help in trouble now until eternity.

Thank you Jesus, right now I am so secure under the shadow of his throne.


Margaret

Glasgow, Argyll And Bute, United Kingdom

My prayers are, and have always been, that our nation would sing this hymn from their hearts. How much more now in this pandemic which has brought the world to a stand still. Perhaps the way God is speaking to the nations.


Obidiegwu Emeka

Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria

This hynms comes with an emotion. A spiritual tears for mercy. God have mercy on us. Amen


Emeka O

Portharcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Our God indeed has been our help both in past times and in the present and in the future. In these trying times this hymn has been a great source of solace and comfort. Thank you Jesus for always being there to help.


Chuka

Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria

I had to go on the net now to search out and speak to myself with this hymn. I am in a place where people expect me to be downcast and they seem concerned with my seeming stable mind. I am not unmindful of the future, no. Just that I know God is my hope for years to come.