659. 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 Christ, whose voice the waters heard
and hushed their raging at thy word,
who walked upon the foaming deep,
and calm amid the storm didst sleep:
O 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 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 power,
all travellers guard in danger's hour.
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them whereso'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, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Adversity, Affliction & Tribulation; Comfort/Consolation (18 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: C Major



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