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Eternal Father, Strong to Save


A Navy Hymn


by William Whiting/Rev. John Bacchus


Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep,
It's own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Saviour, whose almighy word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Sacred Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark 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 iin peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where-so-e'er they go,
Thus ever let there rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Amen.


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