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Richard Shephard Eternal Father, Strong To Save

Keyboard [organ/piano]
Original Publication
Yes, Edith, You May Sing in the Tenor Section
Suggested Uses(s)

A stirring setting of the hymn Melita (the "Navy Hymn") for Unison or 2-part (equal voices) choir and organ. Also available for SATB.

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bids 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 did sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

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


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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