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Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd’st 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 Saviour, Whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid its rage didst sleep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Sacred Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bad’st its angry tumult cease,
And gavest light, and life, and peace:
O 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;
And ever let there rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Gummo Clare, bass guitar
Jean Kilgariff, organ
Jane Clare, violin
Linda Clare, ’cello
Nick Clare, lead guitar
Peter Clare, drums
Roland Clare, piano
St Mary’s Church choir, dir. Jean Kilgarrif

Martin Clare Music Fund The hymn was chosen because of its fine harmonies, and because Martin, Nicholas, Roland, Linda, Jane and Peter played the handbells (as the 'Von Krapp Family Ringers') in a production of Noye's Fludde in Bristol in about 1995 – it's one of the three hymns Britten includes in the score. Next item | Order of Service