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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