I Have a Hope

I have a hope, serene and sure

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [I have a hope, serene and sure]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 I have a hope, serene and sure,
That anchors past the veil;
In all the storms it holds secure,
Nor will it ever fail.

My hope is born of God’s own word,
And nourished by His grace;
His promise true my soul hath heard,
And hope beholds His face.

2 I have a hope that looks away
From present woes and tears
To heaven’s bright eternal day,
Till sorrow disappears. [Refrain]

3 I have a hope that doth not fear
The silent grave to view,
Nay, doth not shrink though death appear,
For I shall live anew. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a hope, serene and sure
Title: I Have a Hope
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My hope is born of God's own word



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