Lay hold upon the hope set before us, which…we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.@Hebrews 6:18-19

J. S. Mohler, in Heart Songs, edited by Frederick A. Fillmore (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers, 1893), page 13.

Brazos James H. Rosecrans, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans (1843-1926)

Our journey lies across
A wide and dangerous sea,
With rolling billows tossed
On raging Galilee.

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Hope cheers us on when storms arise,
Our anchor cast beyond the skies.

Though threatening waves assail
Our bark on every side,
The journey cannot fail
For Jesus rules the tide.

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Our bark is moving on,
Though clouds and storms arise,
The compass points beyond,
To calm and peaceful skies.

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The storms will soon be o’er,
Fair Canaan’s lands appear,
We get a glimpse of shore,
Our bark is drawing near.

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