623. Eternal Father, strong to save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
its 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 submissive heard,
who walkedst on the foaming deep,
and calm amid its 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 bad'st 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 oflove and power,
our brethren shield in danger's hour;
from rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them whereso' er they go:
and ever let there rise to thee
glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Author: William Whiting (1825-1878)
Meter: 88 88 88
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Children and All-Age Worship; Church Year: Trinity; God: Power of (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: C Major



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