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717. My Anchor Holds

1 Though the angry surges roll
On my tempest-driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know,
Wildly tho' the winds may blow,
I’ve an anchor safe and sure,
That can evermore endure.

And it holds, my anchor holds;
Blow your wildest, then, O gale,
On my bark so small and frail;
I shall never, never fail.
For my anchor holds, my anchor holds.

2 Mighty tides about me sweep,
Perils lurk within the deep,
Angry clouds o’ershade the sky,
And the tempest rises high;
Still I stand the tempest’s shock,
For my anchor grips the Rock. [Refrain]

3 I can feel the anchor fast
As I meet each sudden blast,
And the cable, though unseen,
Bears the heavy strain between,
Through the storm I safely ride,
Till the turning of the tide.

4 Troubles almost whelm the soul;
Griefs like billows o’er me roll;
Tempters seek to lure astray,
Storms obscure the light of day,
But in Christ I can be bold,
I’ve an anchor that shall hold. [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: Though the angry surges roll
Title: My Anchor Holds
Author: W. C. Martin
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Hymns for Informal Occasions; Preservation of Christians; Tribulation and Suffering
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And it holds, my anchor holds
Tune Information
Name: [Though the angry surges roll]
Composer: Daniel B. Towner, 1850-1919
Key: C Major

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