Wednesday, April 14, 2004

A hymn I'd never seen

A hymn I'd never seen or heard until I got a Sitemeter

It's always been interesting to me to peek in my referrer logs and see where folk come from and what kind of searches land people here. Of course there's the occasional really flaky search result having to do with "naked" (Pray Naked Experience, linked in the sidebar) and "raw" (Raw Faith, ditto) that I hope 1) don't find anything they're looking for here, and 2) maybe pick up a little spiritual itch from passing through.

But the most consistent "not here, sorry" search I get, every week at least once and some days a binge of them, is "will your anchor hold lyrics" and "hymn will your anchor hold". So, from now on, it'll no longer be "sorry, out of luck" because here it is:

Will Your Anchor Hold?

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 rage, 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 you anchor safe by the heav'nly shore,
When life's stroms are past for evermore?



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