Christ My Song - 439
On both sides is my anchor firmly cast - Faith and Hope
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Faith and Hope.
2. 'Mid the unseen it rests, and finds all sure,
the unseen past contains my spirit's peace;
the unseen future, ever to endure,
contains my consolation and my bliss.
3. The cross is peace, and that sums up the past;
the crown is joy, and that my future sums:
I need but simpler faith, faith that shall last,
the hope that liberates and overcomes.
4. Thus mid the silent and unseen I dwell;
the near and visible are not my home.
My soul goes out to the invisible,
the things that have been, and are yet to come.
5. These are the true and real, the good and fair;
these are our solace in life's heaviest woes:
the heights and depths of peace and rest are there,
and there the spirit finds its true repose.
Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 128-129.