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.
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.


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.


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.


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.

Idika Orji

Ikotun, Lagos, Nigeria

O God, You have been our help in ages past and You are still our help in this difficult moment. Hallelujah

Orakpo Oluchi

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

What a blessing to be assured of God's help in trying times!


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

This song came to mind after my quiet time. Meditating on Psalm 24. Verse 1 confirming who is in charger of this world. Verse 8 described this King of Glory as STRONG; MIGHTY; INVISIBLE IN BATTLE. Then the words of this song began to minister to me. Truly we are NOT ALONE.


United States

The Lord brought this dear hymn to my mind and heart at the beginning of the Pandemic. I have put verses of it on our kitchen chalkboard and we have sung it as a family as a reminder that we are held fast in the storm. Jesus is the anchor of our souls and by the work of the Holy Spirit, we will choose faith over fear as God numbers our days and holds the purposes for our lives here and for all eternity.

May God use this crisis to turn this world to Him. Our greatest need and help is Jesus.