Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Song Info

Words by: William Whiting
Music by: Jay Mathes
Copyright 2009 Swiftly Running Music
Album: Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope
CCLI#: 6010962


Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy Word
Who walked upon the foaming deep
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude
And bid its angry tumult cease
And give, for wild confusion, peace
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our family shield in danger’s hour
From rock and tempest, fire and foe
Protect us wheresoever we go
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea

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