Encouraged by the sea and Psalm 107, the hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" is renowned throughout the civilization, especially in the Armed Services. Here are its well known lyrics


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Who created and created ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’?

The hymn ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’ was created in 1860 by William Whiting, that was motivated by Psalm 107 and also its reference to ships and also the sea, and also his very own experiences of storms at sea. The tune, Melita, was composed by clergyman John B. Dykes in 1861, and in the very same year they hymn was publiburned in the first edition of Hymns Old and Modern.

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‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save’ became a renowned hymn of both the Royal Navy and the US Navy in the late 1ninth century, and considering that then many kind of various other equipped solutions have also adopted the hymn, consisting of the Royal Marines and the British Army, for official use.

Today it is also well-known as the ‘Hymn of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces’, the ‘Royal Navy Hymn’, the ‘United States Navy Hymn’, ‘The Navy Hymn’ and also periodically by the last line of its initially verse, ‘For Those in Peril on the Sea’.


Eternal Father, solid to save,Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,Who bid’st the mighty sea deepIts own appointed boundaries keep;O hear us when we cry to Thee,For those in risk on the sea.

O Christ, Whose voice the waters heardAnd humelted their raging at Thy word,Who walkedst on the foaming deep,And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;O hear us when we cry to Thee,For those in hazard on the sea.

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Most Divine Spirit, Who didst broodUpon the chaos dark and rude,And bid its angry tumult cease,And give, for wild confusion, peace;O hear us when we cry to Thee,For those in hazard on the sea!


O Trinity of love and power,Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;From rock and tempest, fire and opponent,Protect them wheresoe’er they go;Thus evereven more shall climb to TheeGlad hymns of praise from land and also sea.

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