Tuesday, September 11, 2012

For 9/11



The Naval Academy Glee Club sings the Naval Hymn, which is actually one of my favorites. It is often sung in very secular settings like military memorials, but it actually is quite Trinitarian at least in the original form. It is one of my favorites to use at funerals, as it has a nice processional dirge about it. There is a little write up here with the original verses.

FYI...for those trying to look up "Naval Hymn" in the Episcopal Hymnal, the official name is "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." Our hymnal never lists it in any index as the "Naval Hymn," even though that is the title most people know it as.

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