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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

Full 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

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her 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. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ Jesus is my anchorage ground
Title: The anchor holds
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: Within the vail my anchor's cast



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Melodious Sonnets #61TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #36Page Scan
Temple Chimes #d37
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #243Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #68Page Scan