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Eternal Father Strong to Save(Navy Hymn)

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Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)

Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)
(John Bacchus Dykes, William Whiting)

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm does bind 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.

O Savior, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who did brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Your children shiled in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, firs, and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Note: This hymn is used by both the United States Navy and
     the Royal Navy
Melody - John Bacchus Dykes, 1861, words William Whiting, 1860
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