Merchant Navy Song Board


Eternal Father - Strong to Save

In remembrance,

Eternal Father, strong to save.
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’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 above the storm did sleep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
Who bid their angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace:
O hear us when we cry to the
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.


Navy Hymn

Royal Marines (Massed Bands)

Thank you



Home From The Sea

On a cold winter's night, with the storm at it's height,
A lifeboat answers a call.
They pitched and they tossed, 'till we thought they were lost,
As we watched from the harbour wall.
'Tho the night was pitch black, there was no turning back,
For someone was waiting out there,
But each volunteer had to live with his fear
As they joined in a silent prayer.
Carry us ..........Chorus

As they battled their way past the mouth of the bay
It was blowing like never before.
As they gallantly fought everyone of them thought
Of loved ones back on the shore.
Then a flicker of light and they knew they were right.
There she was on the crest of a wave.
She's an old fishing boat and she's barely afloat.
Please God, there are souls we can save.
And carry them.......Chorus

And back in the town, on a street that runs down
To the sea and the harbour wall.
They had gathered in pairs at the foot of the stairs,
To wait for a radio call.
Then just before dawn, when all hope was gone,
Came a hush, and a faraway sound.
'Twas the coxswain, he roared "All survivors on board,
Thank God, and we're homeward bound"
To carry them.........Chorus x2.

Home, home, home from the sea,
Angels of mercy, answer our plea.
And carry (us) home, home, home from the sea,
Carry (us) safely home, from the sea.

(them) -  after last verse

Home From the Sea

PHIL COULTER, singer and song write

Permission sought.


Over the sea and far away

Over the seas and far away

"Over the sea and far away"