Friday, May 22, 2009

On This Memorial Day Weekend
Featuring one of my favorite hymns ever



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!

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
From every peril to the Corps.

Eternal Father, Lord of hosts,
Watch o’er the men who guard our coasts.
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.
Grant them from Thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of Thy love.

6 Comments:

Blogger JACK said...

Just add SEMPER PARATUS and this verse:

Eternal Father, Lord of hosts,
Watch o’er the men who guard our coasts.
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.
Grant them from Thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of Thy love.

AND IT WOULD BE PERFECT!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

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7:59 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Jack,
With respect to SM1c Douglas A. Munro, consider it done.

Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal September 27, 1942, after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines from a point where enemy opposition developed beyond anticipated dimensions. Munro's final words were "Did they get off?"http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/MunroDouglasIndex

8:00 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

God bless 'em all.

9:51 AM  
Blogger David Nandell said...

God bless the United States Navy.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

The Navy Hymn--my favorite of all hymns. Second is Panis Angelius, the penultimate strophe of Sacris solemniis. Ironically, my top 5 includes that wonderful Christian hymn, Nearer My God to Thee.

11:52 AM  

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