756. Eternal Father, Strong to Save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm has bound the restless wave,
who bade the mighty ocean deep
its own appointed limits keep:
oh, hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

2 O Savior, whose almighty word
the winds and waves submissive heard,
who walked upon the foaming deep,
and calm amid the storm didst sleep:
oh, hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
upon the chaos dark and rude,
and bid its angry tumult cease,
and give, for wild confusion, peace:
oh, hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,
all trav'lers guard in danger's hour
from rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them wheresoe'er they go;
thus evermore shall rise to thee
glad hymns and praise from land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Title: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author: William Whiting, 1825-1878
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Trust, Guidance
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: C Major



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