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.

Abuja, Nigeria

While in church this morning this song gave me the assurance of everlasting help from God. While reading the word of the song I am assured that the help I got in the past will never cease as we move into the future.

Thank You Lord for the assurance of the future despite the uncertainty.


As I was praising God the first line of this hymn came to my mind then decided to read the whole hymn, am grad I did, May His name be praise all time.


Glorious....!!!! God bless.

Flora Forbes

London, Ontario, Canada

I thought of this hymn while I am sitting in the park enjoying the beauty of God's awrsome creation! The words of the first few lines of this gloroous hymn came to mind and I wanted to read the words of the whole hymn. I thank the Lord for His great faithfulness to me for many years!


I thank You O Lord my God for being my Eternal Home. Draw Tariq close to You, Father so that he may experience the reality of Your Love in Jesus.


Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

We used to sing this hymn along with others in my school in Karachi, Pakistan in the fifties. We were a mixed bag of students from many countries, some refugees of the European wars, some local, some refugees from India and muslim; I was one of those. But whatever our religious background we loved to sing hymns and I still feel pleasure in this even though I now live in England and am a devout atheist. Another I enjoyed was "When I survey the wondrous cross". The words appealed to me not the supernatural content, i.e. the human element, the sense of loss or joy in our lives. I wish you all well even though I think you are deluded in seeking supernatural help in your lives. It is us who can help not air. But let us sing anyway.

Bilhatu Dalyop Bot

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Indeed the Lord has been my help in ages past and He still my help today, I cannot but sing His praises and worship to His holy name. I cannot do a thing without Your help Lord. Am so grateful!

Marvin H

AB, Canada

Seen some very disturbing children books at local library today celebrating sexual perversion and worried sick about the future of our nation... and my precious children raising them in such an evil culture. Are we not under God's judgement already when he lets people over to a debased mind? Needed a time of refreshing and comfort from God and found myself singing this hymn. Peace has since flooded my soul. What have we to fear? Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4. Longing to be with Him in our eternal home together with my dear wife and little lambs.

Kasam Lazarus Nteogwuile

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Indeed God has been my help in ages past (37yrs). My hope for many years to come. My shelter and my defense.


Tiruchchirapali, TN, United States

Superb for all times.