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Ray Boltz – The Anchor Holds lyrics

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
I've had visions
I've had dreams
I've 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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    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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    As I sit here in this hospital room watching my precious mama battle alzehimers, we listen to "the anchor holds" and it comforts her. Even though she is so confused at times its as if she's looking right through you, when I play this song for her she looks right at me and we sing the words together. She told me a long time ago she wants this song sang at her funeral (as do i) and she wants us to know when she leaves this world she'll be in heaven waiting for us to join her there on day as long as we remember "the anchor holds." thank you jesus for all your many blessings on us and for my precious mama who brought us up to believe and love you with all our heart.
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    I first heard this song at a small chuch on the coast of north carolina when my wife and I was visiting her father and his wife. I was just getting over my second back surgery which was a very painfull and problem surgery. When I heard this song it brought tears to my eyes as I thought how god had held my hand while I was recovering. And yes the anchor holds. We had this song sung at my wifes fathers memorial service after he lost a six year battle with cancer. He was a navy pilot, and this song fit his faithe and his life.
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    When my husband passed away. I was heart broken and didn't know what I would do with out him. I was watching Jimmy Swaggart preaching. And he sang this song. It made me cry. But God showed me I'll be ok thanks to this song. Thank you so much. You helped give me my life back. I'll always play your song. God bless you.
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    56 years ago tomorrow, in 1956, I was brought into this world like my siblings before me, very premature, but unlike them, I lived. My father changed my name to victor, leaving his name as my middle name, because I survived. I became the oldest of four carrillo children. Of my 56 years, I've been married to my wife, janet, for just over 33 of them. With her, we brought into the world two wonderful daughters, kathleen and melinda. Both have grown up into wonderful and beautiful women that we are very proud of.
    That leap year of 1956 was a very, very long time ago. I watched the advent of many things we think of today as commonplace. I have watched myself grow from wiry to wide, healthy to haggard, clear minded to clueless. Some benefits of tomorrow include senior coffee prices at mcdonalds, senior discounts at china buffet, and the ability to park, not in the handicapped spaces, but those designated for "our senior customers" at hyvee. All that aside, I know that I'm on the downhill side of my existance here on this earth. As such, I know I have to take better care of myself, and I will. Tomorrow.
    One thing that I am most thankful for is my introduction to jesus by my wife 33 years ago. Since that time, I have seen his and his father's interventions through our lives. I thank them daily for their love and protection.
    What brought this diatribe to mind is that I woke up to the words of this song. It was this verse that was going through my head when I woke up.
    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, trough the storms of my life.
    Oh, that's where god proved his love to me.
    I am a blessed man. Despite the troubles I've seen in the last 56 years, I am where I am today, not on my own power, but by handing myself over to the person that knows my purpose. As I yield more and more to him, and less and less to my own understanding, I find that his purposes for my life are much greater than those I thought of myself. So, as I round another bend, I want to do so less focused on myself, and more focused on god and my savior.
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      As I sit here in this hospital room watching my precious mama battle alzehimers, we listen to "the... Read more →

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