14 January 2007

Eternal Father, strong to save (Space Travel Verse)

I felt that the hymn "Eternal Father Strong to Save" having verses which reflect the several branches of service on land, upon the sea, and in the air also needed a verse for those who train for and travel through space beyond our planet. The Space Shuttle disasters crystalised my thoughts on this, and the following verse was born:

O God who names the starry host
and by whose love not one is lost,
who stretched thine arms wide to the sky
from cross to heaven so death would die,
O care for those who traverse space,
embrace them now who touch thy face.

Words: Copyright © 2003 Vincent Uher. All rights reserved.
Tune: Melita
Meter: 88 88 88