Blessed Hope

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1. There's an anchor for the soul,
Ever firm, ever sure;
Storms may beat and tempests roar,
But it shall endure:
Precious hope of endless life,
Glowing radiantly clear
Till the glories of the heav'nly land appear.

Chorus:
Blessed hope that keeps the soul
Safe from harm tho' billows roll!
'Tis fastened firm within the vail,
No storms against it can prevail,
Blessed hope that keeps the soul.

2. For the anchor of the soul
Ever steadfast and true,
Taking hold on things divine
That are hid from view,
Is the hope of glory bright
Where we never can die,
Hope that we may rest with Jesus by and by. [Chorus]

3. And our lives fill'd with peace,
As, still hoping, we wait
For the parting of the vail
And the open gate;
Hope can lighten all the dark
Till the night flies away;
Firmly anchored we wait patiently for day. [Chorus]


Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #140

Author: Laurene Highfield

Laurene Highfield was born in Quincy, Illinois. She wrote about three hundred hymns and sacred songs, the libretto of one orotorio and several cantatas among other works. NN Go to person page >

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First Line: There's an anchor for the soul
Title: Blessed Hope
Author: Laurene Highfield
Refrain First Line: Blessed hope that keeps the soul

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Faith and Hope Hymns #d96

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Gospel Carols #160

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