O God our help in Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come. Our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.     Hymn by Isaac Watts

2 Esdras 16:74-76 Listen, you whom I have chosen; The days of harsh suffering are close at hand, but I will rescue you from them. Have done with fears and doubts, God is your guide. As followers of My commandments, do not let sin weigh you down

Isaiah 41:8-10 Israel, My servant, summoned from the ends of the earth. Have no fear, I am with you, I shall strengthen and uphold you with My victorious right hand.

Psalm 22:23-25 You that fear the Lord, praise Him, revere Him you descendants of Jacob, the Lord listens to your cry for help. I shall fulfil My vows in the sight of those who fear you.

Jeremiah 30:4-7 The Lord says to Israel and Judah; A Day of terror is coming, a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will come through it safely.

Daniel 12:1 …..there will be a terrible time of anguish. But at that moment your people will be delivered. Everyone whose name is written in the Book of life.

Malachi 3:16 A record was written of all those who fear the Lord and revere His name.

Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen yourselves, say the those with fearful hearts – Be strong, for your Lord comes to save you, with His vengeance and retribution. [against enemies]

Psalm 60:4-5 To those who fear You, You have raised a banner to which they may escape from the bow. Save with Your strong hand, so that those whom You love may be kept safe.

Isaiah 35:10 The Lords people, set free will come back and enter the Land with shouts of joy and triumph. All suffering and sorrow will flee away.

Isaiah 30:4 Sing to the Lord, all you loyal servants. His anger lasts but a moment, His favour, a lifetime. Weeping for a night – rejoicing in the morning.

Psalm 69:35-36 For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. The children of those who serve Him will inherit the Land and those who love His name will live there.

Isaiah 51:3 The Lord will surely comfort Zion. The deserts will become as Eden, the garden of the Lord. There will be joy, gladness, thanksgiving and songs of praise.

Isaiah 46:4 Till you grow old – I am the Lord, I have made you, I will uphold you, I shall carry you away to safety.

Isaiah 3:10 Happy are the righteous, all will be well with them. They will enjoy the fruits of their deeds.

John 14:1 Set your troubled hearts at rest. Trust in God always, trust in Me also, I am going to prepare a place for you.

Wisdom of Solomon 19:7-9 Your servants looked to the cloud overshadowing them and are at peace, like horses at pasture, like skipping lambs. They praise You, by whose Hand they are rescued. You are their unfailing Helper.

Ref REB. Some verses abridged.