Words of
Encouragement & Hope
Submitted by Tom Richardson´╗┐

THE ANCHOR HOLDS

As I approach the third anniversary of the loss of my wife at age 62, I keep thinking that it will become easier and somehow less painful... and just about then another storm blows through to upset things. But as this song points out, no matter how bad the storm, no matter how rough the seas of life become, The Anchor Holds!  

Knowing that has gotten me through some storms and rough seas, and perhaps it will help you also, which is why I decided to share it. 

There are two Youtube links attached, the first one is Ray Boltz who originally recorded the song and got it out to the public. The second video is the "backstory" from the author of the song, who, after telling of its origin, also performs his version of the song. Both are worth watching.

We are but grains of sand and can be gone tomorrow, but the one constant is that "The Anchor Holds."  Emmanuel.


The Anchor Holds

I have journeyed through the long dark night
Out on the open sea, by faith alone
Sight unknown; and yet His eyes were watching me
The anchor holds

Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas
The anchor holds in spite of the storm

I've had visions, I've had dreams
I've even held them in my hand
But I never knew they would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand
The anchor holds

Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas
The anchor holds in spite of the storm

I have been young but I'm older now
And there has been beauty these eyes have seen
But it was in the night, through the storms of my life
Oh, that's where God proved His love for me
The anchor holds

Though the ship's been battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas
The anchor holds in spite of the storm
I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas
The anchor holds in spite of the storm


Performed by Ray Boltz who first recorded and popularized this song.

The back story of how this song came to be by Lawrence Chewning, former pastor and author of this song.