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.

Refrain:
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
Refrain First Line: Within the vail my anchor's cast
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Melodious Sonnets #61

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #36

Temple Chimes #d37

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Temple Trio #243

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The Royal Fountain No.4 #68

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