Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

It's Veterans Day!
A sincere Thank You to all who have served, or are currently serving our country through its Armed Forces.

Below are the Veterans in our congregation --
Left to Right: Dale, U.S. Navy; Reno, U.S. Army; Freadom, U.S. Army; Frank, U.S. Coast Guard

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Eternal Father, Strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep. Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry 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, our brethren 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, by Thy might. Save all who dare the eagle’s flight,
And keep them by Thy watchful care. From every peril in the air.

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 praise from air and land and sea.

Text:  William Whiting, stazas 1, 4
            Robert Nelson Spencer, stanzas 2,3
Music:  John Bacchus Dykes

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