163. Anchored Fast

1. Tossing on the billow,
Rocking in the blast,
Sick’ning on the pillow,
Verging t’ward the last.

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 scudding past,
Clinging to the cable,
I am anchored fast. [Refrain]

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

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

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

Text Information
First Line: Tossing on the billow
Title: Anchored Fast
Author: William Pratt Breed (1869)
Refrain First Line: While the tempest rages
Language: English
Source: Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School, by John E. Gould (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Garrigues Brothers, 1869)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Tossing on the billow]
Composer: John Edgar Gould
Incipit: 33231 56611 53323
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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