Anchor Your Hope in Heaven

Anchor your hope in heaven

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Anchor your hope in heaven]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Anchor your hope in heaven,
Not on the things of earth,
Set your affections wholly,
Where comes of joy no death.

Refrain:
For where abides your treasures,
There, there your hearts shall be,
And peace beyond all measure,
Waits in eternity.

2 Pleasures of earth are fleeting,
Soon shall our hopes decay,
But in his better country,
Pleasures abide for aye. [Refrain]

3 Sunshine oft turns to shadow,
Smiles change to grief and tears,
But in the many mansions,
There comes no grief nor fear. [Refrain]

4 There be your heart’s best treasure,
Trusting in Christ above,
And when life’s day is ended,
He’ll bear you home in love. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #171

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Anchor your hope in heaven
Title: Anchor Your Hope in Heaven
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: For where abides your treasures
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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