30 May 2010

Sunday Morning Praise

I pray everyone is restfully enjoying their weekend! Being that this is a holiday weekend, and considering that the following hymn "popped" into my head "coincidentally" last evening, I thought that the hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" otherwise known as the Naval Hymn, would be appropriate. My grandfather was in the navy in World War II, so that branch of the armed services has a special place in my heart! As if our prayer lists aren't long enough, I would ask that you remember our servicemen and pray for their protection and, for many, for their salvation. I cannot imagine fighting a war without Jesus and the assurance of eternal life with Him, yet many do. No war is more perilous than a life...and death...without Christ.
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
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 Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

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