Scripture Verse

The hope which is laid up for you in Heaven. Colossians 1:5


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: C. B. Stout, in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 23.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Stout’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When, on earth’s dark and stormy shore,
Wild billows beat, and tempests roar,
’Tis sweet to lift our thoughts above,
To realms of peace, of light and love,
Away in Heav’n, away in Heav’n.

When trials come, and pleasures go,
When hearts are crushed, and hot tears flow,
How precious then the hour of pray­er,
The rest of faith, that all may share,
And hope of Heav’n, and hope of Heav’n.

When heavy burdens press the soul,
And all the surges o’er us roll,
Amid our sorrow light ap­pears;
Faith bids the mourner dry his tears,
And look to Heav’n, and look to Heav’n.

At last, when heart and flesh shall fail,
And we must pass the shadowy vale,
Oh, then, blest Sav­ior, be our stay,
And bring us to eter­nal day,
The day of Heav’n, the day of Heav’n.