Anchor in a storm

Though waves and storms go o'er my head

Author: John Wesley
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Though waves and storms go o'er my head,
Though strength and health and friends be
Though joys be withered all, and dead,
Though every comfort be withdrawn;
On this my steadfast soul relies--
Father, thy mercy never dies.

2 Fixed on this ground will I remain,
Though my heart fail, and flesh decay;
This anchor shall my soul sustain.
When earth's foundations melt away:
Mercy's full power I then shall prove,
Loved with an everlasting love.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #670

Author: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d736
Free Methodist Hymnal #d628
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d371
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #649Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #649Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d510
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #789Page Scan
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #74Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #293aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #293aPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #767Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d302
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d506
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #334Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #767Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d526
The Church-Book #d458
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #266cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #580Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #204bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1087
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #670TextPage Scan



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