446. Faith of Our Fathers

1 Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy
When e’er we hear that glorious word!

Faith of our fathers, holy faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

2 Faith of our fathers! We will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife,
And preach thee too, as love knows how,
By kindly word and virtuous life. [Refrain]

3 Faith of our fathers! Mary's prayer
Shall keep our country close to thee;
And through the truth that comes from God
Mankind shall prosper and be free. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers, living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863 (alt.)
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1841-1863 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Faith of our fathers, holy faith
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Faith; National Songs; Saints
Tune Information
Composer: Henri Frederick Hemy, 1818-1888
Adapter: James George Walton, 1821-1905
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: G Major

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