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
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Coronation Hymns (Chicago, Illinois: Edwin O. Excell, 1910), number 6.

Edwin O. Excell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)

Lay hold on the hope set before you,
And let not a moment be lost,
The Savior has purchased your ransom,
But think what a price it hath cost!

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Lay hold on eternal salvation,
Lay hold on the gift of God’s only Son;
Lay hold on His infinite mercy,
Lay hold on the Mighty One!

Lay hold on the hope set before you,
Of life that you now may receive,
If, gladly His mercy accepting,
You truly repent and believe.

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Lay hold on the hope set before you,
Of joy that no mortal can speak;
It telleth of rest for the weary,
Through Jesus, the lowly and meek.

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Lay hold on the hope set before you,
A hope that is steadfast and sure;
O haste to the blessèd Redeemer,
The loving, the perfect and pure.

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