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The Anchor Holds
Words and music by Lawrence Chewning and Ray Boltz
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 faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm
Ive had visions
Ive had dreams
Ive even held them in my hand
But I never knew
They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand
I have been young
But I am older now
And there has been beauty
That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night
Through the storms of my life
Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me
CHORUS (repeat)
1994 Word MusicASCAP (a div. of Word, Inc.) and Shepherd Boy MusicASCAP (adm. by Word, Inc.).

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    FranCraigMay 9, 2010 at 6:00 am
    There are going to be many storms in our lives but regardless, THE ANCHOR WILL HOLD IN SPITE OF IT !!! It is so true and I hold to that truth.
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    sharonbranamJun 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    I feel like that the anchor does hold me all the time because there is times that if it wasn't for god i don't know where i would be. He is the stronghold in my life and without him i would be nothing and i could do nothing that he wants me to do. I love him so much and i want to do his will and stay in his will all the time. My hope is that one day everyone will see that they need god and come to him.
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    Pekun AdeyanjuJun 21, 2013 at 11:14 am
    This song has been one of my best of all times.the inspiration is impactful and I recommend it for all my brothers and sisters in trials.
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    Wynnette FraserJun 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    Beautiful! I happen to know the impact Lawrence Chewning had on the young people of this town when he came and sang and ministered to them. My own son was moved to receive Christ at a meeting where Mr. Chewning sang.
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    It means to me that no matter what kind of storm comes my way and how battered it left me god never let me go just hang on to the anchor praise god

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