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526. Almighty Father, Strong to Save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
who bid'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 Savior, whose almighty word
the winds and waves submissive heard,
who walkedst on 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 sacred Spirit, who did brood
Upon the chaos wild 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 of love and power,
thy children 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.

Text Information
First Line: Almighty Father, strong to save
Title: Almighty Father, Strong to Save
Author (st. 1& 4): William Whiting (1860, alt. 1937)
Author (st.2 & 3): Robert Spencer (1937)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 88.88.88
Topic: God: Eternity and Power; God: Protection
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: J. B. Dykes (1861)
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: C Major

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