Anchor was written by Ben Fielding & Dean Ussher. Though inspired by Hebrews 6:19 that says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul…,” it had a more personal connection for Dean when he first heard it. Just a few months earlier Dean and his wife had lost a baby and the very passage that Ben had used to start the idea for a song was what they had used to get them through that tough time in life. They knew once they started that they had to finish the song.
We have an unshakable promise through the hope of the cross. When men swear by something, they swear by something higher than themselves to seal their promise. Because there is no other name higher than the name of God, He put an end to all arguments and sealed our hope of everlasting life with Him by the sacrifice of His Son.
In the midst of trials and hardship it is great to have songs like Anchor that you can sing as a declaration that God’s name is higher, that it is greater, His promise is unshaking, and His word is unfailing. Our hope is that you can use this song to encourage those in your church when in tough times and hard situations.
You gave everything to save the world You love
And this hope is an anchor for my soul
Our God will stand unshakable