260a. Eternal Father, strong to save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm hath 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 waters dark and rude,
who bid there angry tumult cease,
and give, for wild confusion peace:
Oh, hear us when we cry to thee
for those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and power,
shield all of them 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
Author: William Whiting (1825-1878)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 8888 88
Scripture: Genesis 1:2; Job 38:8-11; John 6:16-21; Luke 8:22-25; Mark 4:35-41; Mark 6:47-52; Matthew 8:23-27; Matthew 14:23-25; Proverbs 8:29; Psalm 33:20; Psalm 89:9; Psalm 107:23-32
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in intercession and petition
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: 8888 88
Key: C Major



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