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Eternal Father, strong to save
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave
Who biddest 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 on 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 The
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

The Gospel song, "Eternal Father, Strong To Save" is also known as, "The Navy Hymn", because it is sung at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. This Gospel song was written by William Whiting in 1860, and the music composed by John B. Dykes.