His Love Shall Be My Anchor

Sometimes on stormy waters

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Sometimes on stormy waters]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes on stormy waters,
The ship of life will ride,
And fight its progress onward,
Against the wind and tide;
But Jesus is my Captain,
However fierce the gale;
His love shall be my anchor,
‘Twill never, never fail.

Refrain:
His love shall never fail me,
No, never, never fail me,
The precious love of Jesus,
Will never, never fail.

2 Tho’ other helpers leave me,
This Friend shall constant be;
His blessed Word assures me,
He’ll always stay with me;
Whatever clouds roll over,
Whatever foes assail,
The precious love of Jesus,
Shall never, never fail. [Refrain]

3 ‘Mid shifting lights and shadows,
I still pursue my way,
Unto the peaceful Haven,
Of everlasting Day;
Against all opposition,
His power shall prevail;
The precious love of Jesus,
Shall never, never fail. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #15

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes on stormy waters
Title: His Love Shall Be My Anchor
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: His love shall never fail me
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