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Anchor in a storm

Though waves and storms go o'er my head

Author: John Wesley
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

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Though every comfort be withdrawn;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 >

Text Information

First Line: Though waves and storms go o'er my head
Title: Anchor in a storm
Author: John Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #789

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d736

Free Methodist Hymnal #d628

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d371

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #649

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #649

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d510

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #789

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #74

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #74

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New Hymn and Tune book #293a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #293a

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Plymouth Collection #a767

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #767

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d302

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d506

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #767

The Book of Worship #d526

The Church-Book #d458

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The Heart and Voice #266c

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #580

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #204b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1087

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The Voice of Praise #670

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #270

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