Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?

July 25, 2006 at 11:27 am 14 comments

Composed by: Priscila Jane Owens, 1829-99

Source:  Living Praise, Words Edition (Morgan & Scott, UK, 1983).

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!

Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear? / When the breakers roar and the reef is near;/ While the surges rave, and the wild winds blow, / Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

Will your anchor hold in the floods of death, / When the waters cold chill your latest breath? / On the rising tide you can never fail, / While your anchor holds within the veil.

Will your eyes behold through the morning light / The city of gold and the harbour bright? / Will your anchor safe by the heavenly shore, / When life’s storms are past for evermore?


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JOE  |  July 25, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    one of my favourite songs of all time nice to see someone with taste.


  • 2. Kenyan Analyst  |  July 25, 2006 at 11:06 pm


  • 3. Jackie  |  August 6, 2006 at 3:12 am

    I came late in life to this. I love it to bits!

  • 4. Harriet Avedi  |  August 18, 2006 at 5:56 am

    This song blesses my soul. It encourages me when I am low and lifts my spirits. God Bless you

  • 5. Margaret  |  August 30, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    I always loved the hymn since I was a little girl, My mom used to sing the hymn when she would put me to sleep.

  • 6. Andy McClelland  |  October 18, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    This is one of the hymns I have requested to be sung at my funeral. For someone who has been sailing many years it encapsulates the true nature of the Christian faith. Through all the storms of life (and there have been many) I have found total security in my faith in Christ – the true Anchor!

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  • 8. Janet  |  November 7, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    This song blesses me so much, i used to sing in my church choir and really liked it. God bless the work of his hands, Amen

  • 9. Nelson Zgambo  |  November 9, 2006 at 8:13 am

    A true testament of divine inspiration,pointed and sublime.May God richly bless many more as will encounter these verses.

  • 10. deno  |  November 28, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    kabisa….anchor yangu iko set. tuonaneni mbinguni

  • 11. John Piatt  |  May 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    What an encouragement for a believing Christian. I plan to use this song in the service on Sunday, June 8th, going along with a sermon on “Walking in the Spirit.”

  • 12. Peter Tan  |  June 30, 2008 at 9:56 am

    This hymn is closely associated with the Boys’ Brigade – which I was never a member of – but at the moment I can’t get it out of my head. I’m planning to use it in a service in our Anglican church in Singapore.

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