The Anchor Holds

Christ Jesus is my anchorage ground

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Christ Jesus is my anchorage ground]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ Jesus is my anch’rage ground,
No firmer ever can be found;
And, anchored here, I cannot fail
To ride in triumph ev’ry gale.

Within the vail my anchor’s cast,
It holds! it holds amid the blast!
Within the vail my anchor’s cast,
It holds! it holds amid the blast!

2 The storms may rage, the billows roll,
The watery deep surround my soul;
Their surging billows, mountain high,
But lift me nearer to the sky! [Refrain]

3 The clouds are pierced by faith’s strong eye,
It sees the sun above the sky,
And tells the tempest-beaten soul
Of rest, where billows never roll. [Refrain]

4 And when we’ve gained the heav’nly shore,
Our voyage ended, storms all o’er,
We’ll sing our triumph in his name,—
The Lamb,—thro’ whom we overcome. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #61

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ Jesus is my anchorage ground
Title: The Anchor Holds
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Within the veil my anchor's cast
Copyright: Public Domain



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