1 Upon life's boundless ocean where mighty billows roll,
I've fixed my hope in Jesus, blest anchor of my soul;
When trials fierce assail me as storms are gath'ring o'er,
I rest upon His mercy and trust Him more.
I've anchored in Jesus, The storms of life I'll brave,
I've anchored in Jesus, I fear no wind or wave,
I've anchored in Jesus for he hath pow'r to save,
I've anchored in the Rock of Ages.
2 He keeps my soul from evil and gives me blessed peace,
His voice hath stilled the waters and bid their tumult cease;
My Pilot and Deliv'rer, to Him I all confide,
For always when I need Him, He's at my side. [Refrain]
3 He is my Friend and Saviour, in him my anchor's cast.
He drives away my sorrows and shields me from the blast;
By faith I'm looking upward beyond life's troubled sea,
There I behold a haven prepared for me. [Refrain]
Lewis Edgar Jones, 1865-1936
Born: February 8, 1865, Yates City, Illinois.
Died: September 1, 1936, Santa Barbara, California.
Buried: Altoona Walnut Grove Cemetery, Etowah County, Alabama.
A classmate of evangelist Billy Sunday, Jones attended the Moody Bible Institute. After graduation, he worked for the Young Men’s Christian Association in Davenport, Iowa; Fort Worth, Texas (1915); and Santa Barbara, California (1925). Hymn writing was his avocation.
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