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FEATURED BY LIVING CHRISTIANITY GROUP – 28th May 2012
There are spiritual aspects to this drawing, because when I was drawing it, I found myself singing (under my breath) the old 19th century hymn, “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life…?” I thought of using that as a title, but I don’t think many people these days would get it. Many Christians (especially Primitive Methodists) will recognise the hymn.
WE HAVE AN ANCHOR
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.
It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine.
It will surely hold in the Straits of Fear—
When the breakers have told that the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.
It will firmly hold in the Floods of Death—-
When the waters cold chill our latest breath,
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the Veil.
When our eyes behold through the gath’ring night
The city of gold, our harbor bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heav’nly shore,
With the storms all past forevermore.
(Words: Priscilla J. Owens, 1882. Music: William J. Kirkpatrick )
As I was drawing the geometric background design, I noticed one or two lines resembled an “A” and then the penny clicked … “A” is for Anchor ….