865. Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm has bound the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we raise our plea
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;
Whereever, Lord, your loved ones go,
Protect them by your guarding hand
From ev'ry peril on the land.

3 O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O Wind of heaven, by your might
Save all who dare the eagle's flight,
And keep them by your watchful care
From ev'ry peril in the air.

4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Your children shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
And then shall rise with voices free
Glad praise from air and land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Title: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author (vs. 1, 4): William Whiting, 1825-1878 (alt.)
Author (vs. 2-3): Robert N. Spencer, 1877-1961 (alt.)
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Topic: Blessing; Nation; Petition/Prayer (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: C Major

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