Eternal Father, Strong to Save

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Eternal Father, Strong to Save. Hymn, words by William Whiting (1825–78), written in 1860 and pubd. in Anglican Hymn Book (1868) in orig. version beginning ‘O thou who bidd'st the ocean deep’. Revs. appeared in Hymns Ancient and Modern 1861 and appendix to Psalms and Hymns 1869. Known as ‘the Navy's hymn’. Tune by J. B. Dykes.