725. 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:
O 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 its rage did sleep:
O hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood
upon the chaos wild and rude,
and bade its angry tumult cease
and gave for wild confusion peace:
O 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 of praise from land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Title: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author: William Whiting (1860, 1869, alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Trust and Guidance; Deliverance; God--Protection by (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John B. Dykes (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: C Major
Notes: 96 L in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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