"Grace we implore; when Billows roll, / Grace is the Anchor of the Soul."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Printed for William Strahan
"Grace we implore; when Billows roll, / Grace is the Anchor of the Soul."
Metaphor in Context
Grace we implore; when Billows roll.
Grace is the Anchor of the Soul;
Grace ev'ry Sickness knows to heal:
Grace can subdue each fond Desire,
And Patience in all Pain inspire,
Howe'er rebellious Nature swell.

O Love, our stubborn Wills subdue,
Create our ruin'd Frame anew;
Dispel our Darkness by thy Light:
Into all Truth our Spirit guide,
But from our Eyes for ever hide
All things displeasing in thy Sight.
(p. 183)
Searching in HDIS (Poetry); text from ECCO-TCP
At least 5 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1739, 1740, 1743, 1755). See also the many other collections of hymns which select from or incorporate hymns from the original.

3 editions in 1739. See John and Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems. Published by John Wesley, M. A. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; and Charles Wesley, M. A. Student of Christ-Church, Oxford. (London: Printed by William Strahan, 1739). <Link to first edition in ESTC><Link to ECCO><Link to ECCO-TCP>

First found searching in The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, ed. G. Osborn, 13 vols. (London: The Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868). <Link to Hathi Trust>
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.