Will your anchor hold in the storms of life

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life. Priscilla Jane Owens* (1829-1907). First published in Songs of Triumph: adapted to Prayer Meetings, Camp Meetings, and all other Seasons of Religious Worship (Philadelphia: The National Publishing Association for the Promotion of Holiness, 1882), edited by John S. Inskip. It had five stanzas, each followed by the refrain, ‘We have an anchor that keeps the soul/ Steadfast and sure while the billows roll’. The individual stanzas began as follows: ‘Will your anchor hold in the storms of life’ ‘It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand’ ‘It will surely hold in the Straits of Fear’ ‘It will firmly hold in the Floods of Death’ ‘When your...

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