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

Introduction

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,

portrait
Hubert P. Main
1839–1925

Lyrics

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