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675. Will Your Anchor Hold

1 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!

2 It will surely hold in the straits of fear,
when the breakers tell and the reef is near;
though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
not an angry wave shall our bark o'erflow? [Refrain]

3 It will surely hold in the floods of death,
when the waters cold chill our latest breath;
on the rising tide you can never fail
while our hopes abide within the veil. [Refrain]

4 When our eyes behold, through the gathering night,
the city of gold, our harbour bright,
we shall anchor fast by the heavenly shore,
with the storms all past for evermore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?
Title: Will Your Anchor Hold
Author: Priscilla Jane Owens (1882)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 10 9 10 9 with refrain
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Choruses and Refrains; City/City of God (8 more...)
Refrain First Line: We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Tune Information
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1882)
Meter: 10 9 10 9 with refrain
Key: F Major

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