Scripture Verse

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Light in the Val­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), num­ber 129.

Music: An­chored George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Lyrics

Once upon the tide I drifted,
With no guide to yonder shore;
But I’ve found a side once rifted,
Where I’m safe forevermore.

Refrain

I am anchored, safely anchored,
Anchored never more to roam,
Anchored by the side of Jesus,
Anchored in the soul’s bright home.

Let the storms sweep o’er life’s ocean,
They can do me no more harm;
Anchored far from their commotion,
I am resting ’neath His arm.

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Here my peace flows like a river,
Here my soul o’erflows with song;
Prayer and praises to the Giver,
Fill my glad heart all day long.

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When this life below is ended,
I shall anchor on that shore;
Where my praises will be blended,
With ten thousand, thousand more.

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