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617. My Anchor Holds

1 Though the angry surges roll
on my tempest-driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know,
wildly though 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:
by his grace I shall not 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. [Refrain]

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: William C. Martin
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Christian Life: Consolation; Preservation of Christians; Tribulation and Suffering
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And it holds, my anchor holds
Tune Information
Composer: Daniel B. Towner, 1850-1919
Key: C Major

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