505. 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,
Whene'er we hear that glorious word:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!

We will be true to Thee till death!

2 The martyrs, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free:
And truly blest would be our fate,
If we, like them, should die for Thee.
Faith of our martyrs, holy faith! [Refrain]

3 Faith of our mothers! Faith and prayer
Shall win all nations unto Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
We shall all then indeed be free.
Faith of our mothers, holy faith! [Refrain]

4 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 deeds and virtuous life.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers! Living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author: Frederick W. Faber, 1814-1863 (alt.)
Meter: LM with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Church; Communion of Saints; Consecration (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henri F. Hemy, 1818-1888
Adapter: James G. Walton, 1821-1905
Meter: LM with Refrain
Key: G Major

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