629. 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 badd'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 pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
And ever let there rise to thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Author: William Whiting (1860; text of 1869)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Scripture: Psalm 89:9
Topic: Holy Trinity; Travellers
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John B. Dykes
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Key: C Major



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