358. Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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

[Copyrighted verses 2 & 3 have been omitted]

4 O Trinity of love and power,
thy children 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 hymns of praise from land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Title: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author (stanzas 1, 4): William Whiting (1860)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Genesis 1:2-9; Psalm 9:9; Psalm 107:23-30; Isaiah 43:2
Topic: God in Creation: God's Work in Nature; Travel
Source: A Missionary Service Book, 1937, stanzas 2-3
Language: English
Copyright: St. 2 and 3 © Church Pension Fund
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John B. Dykes (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: C Major



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