Anchor your bark

Look well to your cables my brother

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Look well to your cables, my brother]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Look well to your cables, my brother,
For severed the faith strands may be,
Take heed lest you slip from the moorings,
And storm-tossed lie out on life’s sea.

Drifting away, drifting away,
Far from the home of the blest,
Then anchor your soul on the Christ-rock,
For under its shadow is rest.

2 Concealed by the gathering darkness,
Are breakers of sin, just at hand;
O soul! there is many a danger
To keep you from gaining the land. [Refrain]

3 So anchor your bark to the Christ-rock,
And ask the dear Jesus to be
Your pilot, to guide you in safety
To the shores of eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #15

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look well to your cables my brother
Title: Anchor your bark
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Drifting away



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