Saturday, March 7, 2015


Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast
Hebrews 6:19

The definition of an anchor is any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object hold or a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security.

An anchor is only as good as what it is anchored to.
In Christ we have a sure and steadfast anchor for our soul.


Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?


We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.

It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine.


It will surely hold in the Straits of Fear—
When the breakers have told that the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.


It will firmly hold in the Floods of Death—-
When the waters cold chill our latest breath,
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the Veil.


When our eyes behold through the gath’ring night
The city of gold, our harbor bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heav’nly shore,
With the storms all past forevermore.


Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens, 1882.  Owens was a teach­er in Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land, for al­most half a cen­tu­ry. She taught Sun­day school at the Un­ion Square Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church. Most of her hymns were writ­ten for her Sun­day school stu­dents.

I am glad that I am anchored in Jesus!


  1. Ah, dear sis, we are indeed blessed to have the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and our Anhor of our soul, in the midst of the storms of life,
    Sometimes the buffeting ... it's stronger than at others but in it all, the dear sweet Lord says Lo , I am with you always,. Thanks sis for focusing our eyes upon Him,
    Shaz in Ozx.

  2. My dear friend, what a beautiful post filled with precious promises! Jesus Christ is indeed our Anchor - how I praise His Holy Name!

    Thank you for this - it was a blessing. Hugs to you!

  3. Hello Dear Mehrll,
    It seems like forever since I have come for a visit and refreshed with your uplifting words of wisdom and glory to God.
    My spirit is always blessed and enriched after I visit here, thank you!
    Boy, life has been crazy busy with many unexpected curves, but praise the Lord for His guiding light that has burned brightly down the paths I have been going down.
    This post fit right in with the goodness of God's grace as He has truly been my strong hold.
    God bless you my sweet friend.
    Joy in Jesus!

  4. Oh how we need to be reminded of this each hour of the day! What a beautiful hymn and lovely presentation you have made. Thank you for being a faithful servant of God's word to us.

  5. I love this hymn!! It's one of my favorites. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. I love to use Scripture on cards. Thanks again.