Scripture Verse

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


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

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

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

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


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


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.


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


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