74. Eternal Father, Strong to Save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
whose arm has bound the restless wave,
who told the mighty ocean deep
its own appointed bounds to 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 your word,
who walked across the surging deep
and in the storm lay calm in sleep:
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

3 Creator Spirit, by whose breath
were fashioned sea and sky and earth;
who made the stormy chaos cease
and gave us life and light and peace:
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and power,
preserve their lives in danger's hour;
from rock and tempest, flood and flame,
protect them by your holy name,
and to your glory let there be
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, 1825-1878
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Psalm 9:9; Matthew 14:22-23; Genesis 1:2-3; Matthew 8:23-27; John 6:15-21; Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 8:22-25; Psalm 107:23-30; Mark 6:45-51
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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