My Anchor Holds

Though the angry surges roll

Author: W. C. Martin
Tune: [Though the angry surges roll]
Published in 120 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Tho’ the angry surges roll
On my tempest-driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know,
Wildly though the winds may blow,
I’ve an anchor safe and sure,
That can evermore endure.

Refrain:
And it holds, my anchor holds:
Blow your wildest, then, O gale,
On my bark so small and frail;
By His grace I shall not fail,
For my anchor holds, my anchor holds.

2. Mighty tides about me sweep,
Perils lurk within the deep,
Angry clouds o’ershade the sky,
And the tempest rises high;
Still I stand the tempest’s shock,
For my anchor grips the rock.

3. I can feel the anchor fast
As I meet each sudden blast,
And the cable, though unseen,
Bears the heavy strain between;
Thro’ the storm I safely ride,
Till the turning of the tide.

4. Troubles almost ’whelm the soul;
Griefs like billows o’er me roll;
Tempters seek to lure astray;
Storms obscure the light of day:
But in Christ I can be bold,
I’ve an anchor that shall hold.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #31

Author: W. C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4392
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #600
  • My_Anchor_Holds.pdf (PDF)

Instances

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50 Favorites #31

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Hymns of Faith #442

Hymns of the Christian Life #311

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Rejoice Hymns #178

Audio

Small Church Music #2309

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #134

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The Cyber Hymnal #4392

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Timeless Truths #600

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #617

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Worship and Service Hymnal #286

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