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There's room for you to anchor

There's room for you to anchor

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [There's room for you to anchor]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There's room for you to anchor
Within the port of rest,
Where tempests all are over,
And calms no more molest;
How sweet to weary voyagers
This precious promise giv'n;
There's room for you to anchor
Safe in heaven!

Refrain:
There's room, there's room;
There's room, there's room;
There's room for you to anchor
Safe in heav'n.

2 There's room for you to anchor;
The ship is waiting now,
The ship of God's preparing,
O ask not why nor how.
His boundless love and mercy
No tongue can ever tell,
If you but trust his promise,
All is well. [Refrain]

3 The same dear friends shall meet us
That we have loved below;
The same sweet voices greet us
As in the long ago.
Then hush! ye murm'ring waters,
Ye tempests, cease to blow!
I almost hear the music
Soft and low. [Refrain]

4 O heaving, swelling billows,
Bear onward to my home!
Beyond these dreary headlands
I see its shining dome.
There, there my fainting spirit
No more for rest shall sigh;
'Tis there I hope to anchor,
By and by. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #44

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's room for you to anchor
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: There's room, there's room for you

Timeline

Instances

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Christ in Song #d581

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Christ in Song #44

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1111

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The Gospel Awakening #136

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The Gospel Chorus #40

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1286

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #122

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