Scripture Verse

We have…an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. Hebrews 6:19

Introduction

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Lizzie DeArmond
1847–1936

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Hea­ven­ly Sun­light, ed­it­ed by J. How­ard Ent­wisle, Pow­ell G. Fi­thi­an, Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Mac­Cal­la, 1900), num­ber 71.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of De­Ar­mond,

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Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

Look well to your ca­bles, my bro­ther,
For se­vered the faith strands may be;
Take heed lest you slip from your moor­ings,
And storm tossed lie out on life’s sea.

Refrain

Drifting away, drift­ing away,
Far from the home of the blest;
Then an­chor your­self on the Christ-rock
For un­der its sha­dow is rest.

Concealed by the ga­ther­ing dark­ness,
Are break­ers of sin just at hand;
O soul! there is ma­ny a danger
To keep you from gain­ing the land.

Refrain

So an­chor your bark to the Christ-rock,
And ask the dear Je­sus to be
Your pi­lot, to guide you in safe­ty
To the shores of eter­ni­ty.

Refrain