The Hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter.
William Whiting (1825-1878) wrote the lyrics, in 1860, as a poem for a student about to sail for America. Tyew music "Melita," by John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876) was written in 1860. Dykes named the tune after a locale associated with a Biblical shipwreck. Melita was the island the Apostle Paul reached after his ship went down (Acts 28:1); today known as Malta.
1. Eternal Father, strong to save,
2. O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
3. Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
4. O Trinity of love and power!
Melita (Dykes) (midi)
The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/)
Ernest Courtenay Carter
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