Will your anchor hold

Hymn – Will your anchor hold – Lyrics

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine. Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Straits of Fear,
When the breakers roar and the reef is near?
Though the surges rave, and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow? Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Floods of Death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the Veil. Refrain

Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold, our harbour bright?
We shall anchor safe by the heav’nly shore,
When life’s storms are past forevermore. Refrain


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  • Tune: Will your anchor hold
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Lyricist: Priscilla Jane Owens (1829 – 1899)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.


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Away in a manger (Cradle Song)


Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus,
Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
The Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children,
In Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there.


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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Cradle Song
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.