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Chord Req: Naval hymn

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ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE (Navy Hymn)
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FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA


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GUEST,fiddler434 03 Aug 08 - 07:24 PM
curmudgeon 03 Aug 08 - 07:53 PM
GUEST 03 Aug 08 - 08:00 PM
Cap't Bob 03 Aug 08 - 09:05 PM
Cap't Bob 03 Aug 08 - 09:30 PM
GUEST,Marymac90 04 Aug 08 - 01:20 AM
GUEST 04 Aug 08 - 01:51 AM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 04 Aug 08 - 11:22 AM
greg stephens 04 Aug 08 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 04 Aug 08 - 05:04 PM
Malcolm Douglas 04 Aug 08 - 06:16 PM
GUEST,Mark 27 Apr 12 - 10:32 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST,fiddler434
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 07:24 PM

Help! My husband and I are suppose to play the Naval Hymn at the funeral of a friend. He would like to have someone out there help
with the cords. We are playing it in the key of C.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: curmudgeon
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 07:53 PM

If you can read music notation, it's in virtually every standard hymnal. A few years back at th   e Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, when the evening concert was held in a church, Danny Spooner directed the audience to the number in the hymnal and led the song with full participation - Tom


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 08:00 PM

I have the sheet music, but still need the guitar cords


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 09:05 PM

You wil find them at:

http://www.higherpraise.com/lyrics6/e/6258.htm

Most like will have to make a few adjustments.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 09:30 PM

The following may be of some help on the above link.

(C)Eternal Father (F) strong to (C)save, whose arm hath bound the (G)rest(D)less (G)wave.

who (G7)bids the (C)mighty (A7)ocean (D)deep (B7)its (Em)own appointed (B7)limits (Em)keep

The way the chords are written seem o.k. for the remainder of the lyrics ~ the only problem is that the (B7) is shown a bit late .in the second, third, and forth verse .
Example   2nd verse   "....(B7)Wher(Em)ever
3rd verse...... (B7)save (Em)all...
4th verse   ...... (B7)pro(Em)tect.....

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST,Marymac90
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 01:20 AM

I know this was a thread about the chords or music of the
hymn, but I just want to throw in my two cents worth about
the lyrics. Most service songs seem to talk about how
brave, tough, etc, our troops are. This song actually
admitsand talks seriously about how we are sending troops
into harms way, and they might not all come back. I think
that makes it unique, and it's a great opening line for
conversations about the wars we're currently in, etc.

Smooth sailing,

Marymac


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 01:51 AM

thanks so much Cap't Bob!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 11:22 AM

I have lived in a Navy town for over 41 years. My wife's father and grandfather were both career officers, Captain and Rear Admiral, respectively (I was enlisted Army). Both were aviators and carrier commanders. We have gone to a number of funerals, theirs and those of old family friends. That hymn, taking into account all the family separations, long voyages and sea battles of that generation, still chokes me up whenever I hear it done well, especially by a Navy choir.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: greg stephens
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 11:41 AM

Marymac90 writes:

"This song actually
admits and talks seriously about how we are sending troops
into harms way, and they might not all come back."

I have never connected this hymn with sending troops into harms way, though I suppose it could read that way. I have always seen it as being about the perils of the sea, not the perils of being in the navy., All(OK, most) sailors use and venerate this hymn, fishermen, lifeboatmen whatever.YOu fefinitely don't need a naval uniform.    There is a tiny reference at the end that includes hostilities as one of the dangers of the sea, but that is all:
"From rock and tempest fire and foe
Protect them wheresoe'r they go".
But perhaps the author was a naval man, and was thinking more of war than I was?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 05:04 PM

Greg Stephens:

You are, of course, quite right to note that the song was not originally intended simply for warriors - naval personnel, et al. It was, most especially in the age of wooden ships and imperfect navigation, a prayer shared by all who travelled on the sea or who had to combat the elements to save lives.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 06:16 PM

The words were written c.1860 by William Whiting, master of Winchester College Choristers' School, and the melody by John Bacchus Dykes, a clergyman. Neither seems to have had any obvious seafaring connections, though Dykes was born in Hull. Of course, there can't be that many people in England who don't have maritime connections somewhere in the family, so it is (or at least, was) an ever-present concern.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Naval hymn
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 10:32 PM

I sang with the "Bluejackets Choir" when I was in Great Lakes boot camp. About fifty of the best voices I've ever sung with. The Navy Hymn has a range of dynamics that will give any vocalist the chills.


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