Text:Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author (stanzas 1,4):William Whiting
Author (stanzas 2,3):Robert Nelson Spencer
Tune:MELITA
Composer:John Bacchus Dykes

808. Eternal Father, Strong to Save

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound 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.

2 O Christ, the Lord of hill and plain
O'er which our traffic runs amain
By mountain pass or valley low;
Wherever, Lord, our brethren go,
Protect them by Thy guarding hand
From every peril on the land.

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

4 O Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren 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 praise from air and land and sea.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Father, strong to save
Title: Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Author (stanzas 1,4): William Whiting
Author (stanzas 2,3): Robert Nelson Spencer
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Adoration and Praise: Jesus Our Savior; Special Times and Seasons: God and Country; Christ: Advent (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Incipit: 13355 66551 27554
Key: C Major



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