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Marine Version of the Navy Hymn

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless waves,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep:
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril upon 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!

Eternal Father, Grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength and skill
Their land to serve, Thy law fulfill;
Be Thou the Shield forevermore
For ev’ry peril to the Corps.

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.


Submitted by Courtesy of
Joseph Madagan George MacRae
USS BOXER K Company
Life Member 3rd Raider Battalion

It is the policy of the United States Marine Raider Association to not place religious or political matters on our web site, other than those which are involved in Marine Raider history. The Navy Hymn has a unique place in the United States Navy which is illustrated in the following web site:

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/e/t/eternalf.htm