1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bids 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, the Lord of hill and plain
O'er which our traffic runs amain
By mountain pass or valley low;
Wherever, Lord, our brethren go,
Protect them by Thy guarding hand
From every peril on the land.
3 O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O Wind of heaven, by Thy might
Save all who dare the eagle's flight;
And keep them by Thy watchful care
From every peril in the air.
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;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad praise from air and land and sea.
|First Line:||Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,|
|Title:||Eternal Father, Strong to Save|
|Author, stanzas 2,3:||Robert Nelson Spencer|
|Author, stanzas 1,4:||William Whiting|
|Topic:||Adoration and Praise: Jesus Our Savior; Special Times and Seasons: God and Country; Christ: Advent1 more...|
|Composer:||John Bacchus Dykes|
|Incipit:||13355 6655U 12D75 545|