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 USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA.
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