In Peril On the Sea

by Richard Clark Jr.

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid’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.

The composer of this stirring hymn named the melody “Melita”—a variant name for the island of Malta. It is a fitting title, reminding us of the protection God gave the Apostle Paul when he was in peril on the sea. Continue reading In Peril On the Sea