Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Hymnology: Eternal Father, Strong to Save

O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.
~Psalm 89:8-9

Hymn Story

Often known in America as the “Navy Hymn” because of its association with the U.S. Naval Academy, this is perhaps the best known of the many maritime hymns written during the 19th century. Cross-Atlantic travel was common during this time, but perilous, leading to a genre of prayer-hymns for seafarers. Continue reading