Scripture Verse

An anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. Hebrews 6:19

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Jo­seph W. Bur­gess, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bur­gess (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

When the waves are roll­ing fast,
And I face the threat­en­ing blast,
And a dark, for­bid­ding cloud my bark en­folds;
Tho’ the bil­lows round me roll,
There’s a calm with­in my soul;
Hallelujah! praise the Lord, my an­chor holds.

Refrain

I can face the tem­pest’s shock,
For I’m an­chored to the Rock,
And His migh­ty arm my fee­ble strength up­holds;
Tho’ the bil­lows round me roll,
There’s a calm with­in my soul;
Hallelujah! praise the Lord, my an­chor holds.

Satan tries by ev­ery art,
And with ma­ny a fie­ry dart,
To af­fright me from the Christ my faith be­holds;
But I trust Him more and more,
And I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Hallelujah! praise the Lord, my an­chor holds.

Refrain

I am wait­ing for a day
When the storms have passed away,
And the ha­ven of sweet rest my eye be­holds;
When my voy­age is com­plete,
And I bow at Je­sus’ feet;
Praise the Lord for­ev­er­more, my a­nchor holds.

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