Latinised Hymns

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life

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 SAVIOUR'S LOVE!

Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear?
When the breakers roar and the reef is near;
While the surges rave and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o'erflow?

Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the veil.

Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
When life's storms are past for evermore?

P.J. Owens

Tuane ancora tenet hieme,
ubi nubila lacessunt te?
Aqua cum tollit gemit et rudens,
vaga-ne ancora it, manet an tenens?

EN! ANCORAM, AQUA CUM TUMET,
QUAE STABILEM ANIMAM TENET,
SAXOQUE ADHAERET IMMOBILI,
TUEATUR QUAM AMOR CHRISTI!

Satin ancora spretor freti,
reboante unda, prope ut es rupi?
Ubi trux fremet venti fragor,
ratem obruet fluctus furor.

Satin ancora stat, ubi ultimum
aqua frigida premet halitum?
oriente unda teneas locum
quoad ancora stet apud Deum.

Tibine apparens erit oppidum
auro nitens tum et ostium?
Tibine otium post maria
perpetuum dabit ancora?