The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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Eternal Father, Strong to Save 141
(MELITA. 8,8,8,8,8,8)
William Whiting, 1860 John B. Dykes, 1861
 


1.
Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
It's own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea

2.
O Saviour, whose almighty word

The winds and waves submisive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep
And calm amid it rage didst sleep
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea

3.
O Sacred Spirit, who didst brood

Upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bidst its angry tumult cease,
And gavest light, and life, and peace;
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea

4.
O Trinity of love and power!

Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go,
Thus ever let there rise to thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. Amen