Anchored fast

Tossing on the billow, Rocking in the blast

Author: William P. Breed
Tune: [Tossing on the billow] (Gould)
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Tossing on the billow,
Rocking in the blast,
Fainting on the pillow,
Verging tow'rd the last.

Refrain:
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.

2 Skies all clad in sable,
Storm-clouds flying past,
Clinging to the cable,
I am anchored fast. [Refrain]

3 Gone each earthly treasure,
Cut away each mast,
Vanished earthly pleasure,
I am anchored fast. [Refrain]

4 Sorrows multiplying,
Prospects overcast,
Weeping, moaning, sighing,
I am anchored fast. [Refrain]



Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #87

Author: William P. Breed

Born: Au­gust 13, 16 or 23, 1816, Green­bush, New York. Died: Ap­ril 14, 1889, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Breed served as first pas­tor of the West Spruce Street Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Phil­adel­phia from 1856 un­til his death. His works in­clude: Presbyterians and the Re­vo­lu­tion, 1876 Presbyterianism Three Hund­red Years Ago --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Tossing on the billow, Rocking in the blast
Title: Anchored fast
Author: William P. Breed
Refrain First Line: While the tempest rages

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The Cyber Hymnal #163
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The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #87

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