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209 - 'A' IS FOR ANCHOR - COLOURED PENCILS - 2008 by BLYTHART

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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?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

(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 ….

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anchor, blythart, coloured, dave edwards, pencil

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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Comments

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 6 years ago

    this is nice dave…..love the colors and design…..u have a great sense of design i notice more and more!

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 6 years ago

    have u joined the " patterns" group?

  • I didn’t know there was such a group, but hey that’s an idea … thanks Helene :)

    – BLYTHART

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 6 years ago

    Why thank you Helene … that is really nice of you to say that

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 6 years ago

    Yes!!!! Go for it!

  • I just have … and thanks :)

    – BLYTHART

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 6 years ago

    Amazing pencil work ….beautiful in composition and colour choice ! Keep up the good thing !!!

  • madvlad
    madvladover 6 years ago

    so colorful,and so well done too, another winner

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 6 years ago

    To have an anchor complimented by an ex-sailor is praise indeed … many thanks my friend.

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Lovely design, love the anchor, fantastic colors

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 6 years ago

    smashing work, well done

  • MinoYasue
    MinoYasueover 6 years ago

    Very interesting and creative composition! I like a depth in the image.

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