Anchors Away/Eternal Father

Anchors Away/Eternal Father

A message sent to Rorate Coeli:

So if it suits you (and the others at Rorate Caeli) to suppress my ravings, go ahead. I remember the old line, “I’ve been kicked out of better places.” But here that should be changed to “I’ve never been kicked out of a better place.” Rorate was, until recently, a joy for me. I wish you continued success in going forward with your mission.  I then added the You Tube link to “Anchors Aweigh”

Adfero replied: Mr. Bartley, as long as you’re not directing people to your blog or, frankly, insulting me, you’re more than welcome to stay here and comment.

I replied with another apparently trashed comment to this effect: A beautiful piece I should have included above— “Eternal Father”. I went on to ask, Please, per Adfero’s instructions, do not come to my blog to listen to the piece. Goodbye.

But on to the music:

The original words are:

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st 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 walkedst 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 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 hymns of praise from land and sea.
Published in: on June 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

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