Scripture Verse

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


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).

Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)


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.


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.


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.


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