Scripture Verse

An anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. Hebrews 6:19

Introduction

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William P. Breed
(1816–1889)

Words: Will­iam P. Breed, in Songs of Glad­ness, by John E. Gould (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gar­rigues Bro­thers, 1869).

Music: John E. Gould (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Breed or Gould, would you ?

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John E. Gould
(1821–1875)

Lyrics

Tossing on the billow,
Rocking in the blast,
Sickening on the pillow,
Verging toward the last.

Refrain

While the tempest rages,
To the Rock of Ages,
I am anchored fast;
While the tempest rages,
To the Rock of Ages,
I am anchored fast.

Skies all clad in sable,
Storm clouds scudding past,
Clinging to the cable,
I am anchored fast.

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Gone each earthly treasure,
Cut away each mast,
Vanished earthly pleasure,
Still I’m anchored fast.

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Sorrows multiplying,
Prospects overcast,
Weeping, groaning, sighing,
Still I’m anchored fast.

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Swiftly to my grave-bed,
I am making haste!
Trembling ’neath the death-dread,
Still I’m anchored fast.

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