Scripture Verse

Hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil. Hebrews 6:19


Words: E. Ad­ams, in The Tim­brel, ed­it­ed by John W. Dad­mun (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: J. P. Ma­gee, 1866), page 99.

Music: Ba­ha­mas John M. Ev­ans. Har­mo­ny by Hu­bert P. Main in Bright Jew­els, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry et al. (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), page 133 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ad­ams’ full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Ev­ans, would you ?

Hubert P. Main


Land ahead! its fruits are waving
O’er the hills of fadeless green;
And the living waters laving
Shores where heav’nly forms are seen.


Rocks and storms I’ll fear no more,
When on that eternal shore;
Drop the anchor! Furl the sail!
I am safe within the veil!

Onward, bark! the cape I’m rounding;
See the blessèd wave their hands;
Hear the harps of God resounding
From the bright immortal bands.


There, let go the anchor, riding
On this calm and silvery bay;
Seaward fast the tide is gliding,
Shores in sunlight stretch away.


Now we’re safe from all temptation,
All the storms of life are past;
Praise the Rock of our salvation,
We are safe at home at last.