Monday, September 04, 2006

Will your anchor hold?

In loving memory of Gladys - A lady whose anchor held firm to the end and who is now safe in God's hands

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!

Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear?
When the breakers roar and the reef is near;
While the surges rave, and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the veil.

Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will your anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
When life’s storms are past for evermore?


Just a question - where are you anchored?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A hymn I love, and love to sing.
Only recently I discovered a second version of the words, eg
Do you know anything of its history?
Robert Simpson