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

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

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).

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Hubert P. Main (1839-1925)

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain