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For Those in Peril on the Sea (William Whiting) 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'st 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 brethren shield in danger's hour From rock and tempest, fire and foe Protect them wheresoe'er they go. Thus evermore shall rise to Thee Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. note: Written in 1860 after the Reverend William Whiting came through a fierce storm. This is the official hymn of the Naval Academy (US): the first verse closes every service. RG apr96
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