Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Story Behind - "The Anchor Holds"



Last Sunday at church our choir sang this song, and Lawrence Chewning, the man who wrote it was visiting in the service. I had a feeling there was a story behind it, and it's one we can all relate to---when cherished dreams and loved ones slip away right through our hands and nothing we can do can bring them back.
This song grew out of such a time for Mr. Chewning, and as the words picture falling to our knees, and facing the raging seas of life, I couldn't help but picture the wonderful widows in our Lifeboat support groups. This could be our theme song!
I hope you'll be able to take 12 minutes today to hear the story and the song. It'll be the best minutes of your day. Have a good weekend. 
ferree

6 comments:

  1. Love the song and the story. I needed this today, thanks for sharing it Ferree. God Bless.

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  2. Thanks Michele, I love to hear when God meets our needs at just the right moment. You're a blessing!

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  3. Beautiful! Has me tearing up. The anchor holds in spite of the storm!

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  4. Amen, Sharon! When the church choir of over 100 people sang this out, I was tearing up too as I thought of how God has held our Lifeboats through these storms of sorrow. That line in the song about in the storms of life---that's when He's proved His love to me...how true when I look back on my life...

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  5. Beautiful song of how God holds us through this difficult journey called widowhood. In the last 2 weeks, I've attended 3 funerals and it brings back my own pain. But I know God is faithful to see me through though my memories and pain want to overwhelm me, God continues to cover me with His peace.
    Lucy Rodriguez

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  6. Lucy, your comment reminds me of the hymn, It Is Well With My Soul. "When sorrows like sea billows roll...it is well..." I can't imagine 3 funerals in 2 weeks. My heart goes out to you.

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