The Anchor Holds Lyrics
Though the angry surges roll
On my tempest driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know,
Wildly though the winds may blow,
I've an anchor safe and sure,
That can evermore endure.
And it holds, my anchor holds:
Blow your wildest, then, O gale,
On my bark so small and frail;
By His grace I shall not fail,
For my anchor holds, my anchor holds.
Mighty tides about me sweep,
Perils lurk within the deep,
Angry clouds o'ershade the sky,
And the tempest rises high;
Still I stand the tempest's shock,
For my anchor grips the rock.
I can feel the anchor fast
As I meet each sudden blast,
And the cable, though unseen,
Bears the heavy strain between;
Through the storm I safely ride,
Till the turning of the tide.
Troubles almost 'whelm the soul;
Griefs like billows o'er me roll;
Tempters seek to lure astray;
Storms obscure the light of day:
But in Christ I can be bold,
I've an anchor that shall hold.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "The Anchor Holds", Daniel Brink Towner (April 5, 1850-October 3, 1919), was born in Towner Hill, Rome, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a music director, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: The Anchor Holds
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Clark Martin (December 25, 1864 to August 30, 1914)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Daniel Brink Towner (April 5, 1850 to October 3, 1919)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Though the angry surges roll On my tempest driven soul"
First Publication Date: 1902