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The Anchor That Will Hold

There is only one anchor that holds secure

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [There is only one anchor that holds secure]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There is only one anchor that holds secure
On the swelling tides of life,
To no other can you trust for protection sure
‘Mid the wild tempestuous strife.

There is only one anchor that will hold,
There is only one anchor that will hold,
On life’s’ deep and stormy sea
Faith in Christ of Calvary
Is the only anchor that will hold.

2 All the strongest of earth’s moorings like ropes of sand
In the time of need give way,
But abiding faith in Christ can alone withstand
Each assailing pow’r for aye. [Refrain]

3 ‘Mid the crushing weight of sorrows and anxious fears
Which the passing days oft fill,
Weary spirits find in Jesus sweet hope and cheer
And alarms and doubts grow still. [Refrain]

4 Brother mariner, sailing o’er life’s wide main
Seek to gain the heav’nly shore,
On the rocking billows cling to no hope that’s vain,
Trust in Jesus evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #85

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is only one anchor that holds secure
Title: The Anchor That Will Hold
Author: Jennie Wilson
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