Comments: The Deadliest Day

Eternal Father: The Navy Hymn
Lyrics by Reverend William Whiting and Music by Reverend John B. Dyke

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! Amen.

Eternal Father, lend Thy grace To
those with wings who fly thro' space,
Thro wind and storm, thro' sun and rain,
Oh bring them safely home again.

Oh Father, hear an humble prayer,
For those in peril in the air! Amen.

Oh Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where so e'er they go.

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea! Amen.

Posted by Jim HM3 1968 at August 6, 2011 12:44 PM

I would think it unlikely to find 20 SEALS in one place at one time - even in the COMMZ.

Posted by Druid at August 6, 2011 02:14 PM

The spirit and dedication of our military never seems to change. They are now and have always been the strength of our country. The article just below this one, The Literature Corner: My Very Dear Sarah, should not be missed. The same letter could have been written by the men who died in Afghanistan. Remarkable people. May they rest in peace.

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