The Hope Set Before You

Lay hold on the hope set before you

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Lay hold on the hope set before you]
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1 Lay hold on the hope set before you,
And let not a moment be lost,
The Savior has purchased your ransom,
But think what a price it hath cost!

Lay hold on eternal salvation,
(Lay hold, lay hold on eternal salvation,)
Lay hold on the gift of God' only Son;
(Lay hold, lay hold on God's only Son;)
Lay hold on His infinite mercy,
(Lay hold, lay hold on His mercy,)
Lay hold on the Mighty One!
(Lay hold, lay hold on the Mighty One!)

2 Lay hold on the hope set before you,
Of life that you now may receive,
If, gladly His mercy accepting,
You truly repent and believe. [Chorus]

3 Lay hold on the hope set before you,
Of joy that no mortal can speak;
It telleth of rest fro the weary,
Thro' Jesus, the lowly and meek. [Chorus]

4 Lay hold on the hope set before you,
A hope that is steadfast and sure;
O haste to the blessed Redeemer,
The loving, the perfect and pure. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #70

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lay hold on the hope set before you
Title: The Hope Set Before You
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lay hold on eternal salvation



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