1 "I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest;"
I’ve pillowed my head on the dear Savior’s breast;
I’m trusting His promise of mercy so free;
Fear not, "For my grace is sufficient for thee."
At home or abroad, on the land or the sea,
God’s wonderful grace is sufficient for me;
I’m finding it true that where’er I may be,
His grace is sufficient for me, (for me)
For me, for me, (sufficient for me, sufficient for me,)
His grace is sufficient for me.
2 Wherever my lot upon earth may be cast,
Mid storm and mid tempest He holdeth me fast;
No harm can betide while His dear face I see,
And cling to the hand that was wounded for me. [Chorus]
3 The billows in fury around me may beat;
The "Cleft in the Rock" is my blessed retreat;
My Shield and Defender forever is He;
The Savior whose grace is sufficient for me. [Chorus]
4 And when I have finished life’s voyage at last,
When safe in the harbor my anchor is cast,
The theme of my praises forever shall be,
God’s grace, - which is always sufficient for me. [Chorus]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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Display Title: His Grace Is Sufficient for Me (Morris)First Line: I've anchored my soul in the Haven of RestTune Title: [I've anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest]Author: Lelia N. MorrisSource: Crowns, by Edwin O. Excell & W. C. Everett (Nashville, Tennessee: Smith & Lamar, 1915)
Display Title: His Grace Is Sufficient For MeFirst Line: "I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest"Tune Title: [I've anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest]Author: Lelia Naylor MorrisSource: Crowns, by Edwin O. Excell and W. E. Everett (Nashville: Smith & Lamar, 1915)