Eternal Father Strong to Save Whose Arms Have Tamed the Restless Wave! Submariner's Hymn

Updated: Sep 2

Eternal Father, Strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bid'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 Christ! Whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word, Who walked'st 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.

Lord God, our power evermore, Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor, Dive with our men beneath the sea, Traverse the depths protectively. O hear us when we pray, and keep Them safe from peril in the deep.

1956. At port in what was then called Somaliland. Might be the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear version.

The Navy Hymn is "Eternal Father, Strong to Save."

It was written in 1860 by the Reverend William Whiting, a schoolmaster, and clergyman of the Church of England.

Whiting lived on the rugged English coast and had once survived a huge gale in the Mediterranean. He wrote "Eternal Father" for a student who was preparing to set sail.

The melody, published in 1861, was composed by Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, an Episcopalian.

The Navy Hymn is THE quality choice for a naval officer's funeral in the US and UK.

Below is a link to a feature by Sam Tetrault. She suggests 40 really bad ideas for funeral music.

"1. "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

Unless the deceased is a die-hard Queen fan, it’s best to avoid this song. There are many more fitting Queen songs to choose from than one about dying.

2. "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC

Though we can all appreciate this rock classic, most people like to think the best of their loved ones after they die. For those who are religious, nothing could be worse than taking a highway to hell.

3. "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang

This song might be a favorite for family celebrations, but it doesn’t have any place at a funeral. It sounds a bit like you’re celebrating the death of your loved one, not their life.

4. "Stayin’ Alive" by The Bee Gees

As mentioned earlier, the lyrics here are a bit too ironic to play at a funeral since the deceased is no longer “stayin’ alive.” "

Here's a brief obituary of one of Dad and Rummy's fellow NROTC group members. They graduated two years after the future Dr. Morioka, an otolaryngologist.

Princeton's Class of 1956 is known as "The Great Class." Four hundred of its 750 graduates went immediately into military service.

Like President Obama, Morioka graduated from the Punahou School.

NROTC returned to Princeton undergraduates as an opportunity in 2014. It's now run operationally "crosstown" at Rutgers.

Here's a link to an alumni magazine article about how Princeton University responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

As with DARTMOUTH, HARVARD, and YALE, Princeton has seen better days.

They should have pivoted years ago.

Bribes are us!

Few know President John F. Kennedy attended Princeton.


JFK matriculated with the Class of 1939, but fell ill and dropped out, eventually transferring to Harvard, where he could be closer to family resources.

And Massachusetts General Hospital!

Another sellout on the wrong side of history.

Related: "Stay Away from Miller"

I CURSE the Class of 1962. Dad set that sleazy architect right the heck up!

Betcha I paid for MUCH they claim they earned. RIGHT.



This is MUCH bigger and more authentic than selective METOO.

With its notable and violently nasty Jennifer exception.

Battle rattle, never excuse for psych and sex abuse.


Put the pedos in a noose!

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