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138. Eternal Father, strong to save

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

2 O Christ, whose voice the waters heard
and hushed their raging at thy word,
who walkedst across the surging deep,
and calm amid the storm didst keep:
O hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
upon the waters dark and rude,
and bid their angry tumult cease,
and give 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 power,
our people shield in danger's hour
from rock and tempest, flood and foe,
guard them wherever they may go:
thus evermore shall rise to thee
glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Author: Willam Whiting, 1825-78
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 88.88.88
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Intercession of the Church; National Life; Protection (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: C Major



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