Song: Anchored Fast in Songs of Gladness

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Details

Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Lyricist(s):
Breed, William P.

Page 22
Format: Mixed words and music
Verses: 5 verses

Associated Tunes

Anchored Fast

Lyrics

Verse 1
Tossing on the billow,
Rocking in the blast,
Sick’ning on the pillow,
Verging toward the last.

Chorus
While the tempest rages,
To the Rock of Ages I am anchored fast,
While the tempest rages,
To the Rock of Ages I am anchored fast.

Verse 2
Skies all clad in sable,
Storm-clouds scudding past,
Clinging to the cable,
I am anchored fast.

Verse 3
Gone each earthly treasure,
Cut away each mast,
Vanished earthly pleasure,
Still I’m anchored fast.

Verse 4
Sorrows multiplying,
Prospects overcast,
Weeping, groaning, sighing,
Still I’m anchored fast.

Verse 5
Swiftly to my grave-bed
I am making haste!
Trembling ’neath the death-dread,
Still I’m anchored fast.