Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm has bound the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we pray to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
O Christ, the Lord of hill and plain
O’er which our traffic runs a-main
By mountain pass or valley low;
Wherever, Lord, Your loved ones go,
Protect them by Thy guarding hand
From every peril on the land.
O Spirit whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament;
O wind of heaven, Your Thy might
Save all who dare the eagle’s flight,
And keep them by Your watchful care
From every peril in the air.
O Trinity of love and pow’r,
Your children shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where-so-e’er they go;
And then shall rise with voices sweet
Glad praise from air and land and sea.
Singer: Joel McNeely
Words: John B. Dykes verses 1,4, Robert Nelson Spencer, verses 2,3
Music: William Whiting