Scripture Verse

An anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19


Lewis E. Jones (1865–1936)

Words & Mu­sic: Lew­is E. Jones, in Tri­um­phant Prais­es (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1901), num­ber 68 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Upon life’s bound­less ocean
Where migh­ty bil­lows roll,
I’ve fixed my hope in Je­sus,
Blest an­chor of my soul;
When tri­als fierce as­sail me
As storms are ga­ther­ing o’er,
I rest upon His mer­cy
And trust Him more.


I’ve an­chored in Je­sus,
The storms of life I’ll brave,
I’ve an­chored in Je­sus,
I fear no wind or wave.
I’ve anchored in Je­sus,
For He hath pow­er to save,
I’ve an­chored to the Rock of Ages.

He keeps my soul from evil
And gives me bless­èd peace,
His voice hath stilled the wa­ters
And bid their tu­mult cease;
My pi­lot and de­liv­er­er,
To Him I all con­fide,
For al­ways when I need Him,
He’s at my side.


He is my friend and Sav­ior,
In Him my an­chor’s cast,
He drives away my sor­rows
And shields me from the blast;
By faith I’m looking up­ward
Beyond life’s trou­bled sea,
There I behold a ha­ven
Prepared for me.