812. Faith of Our Fathers

1 Faith of our fathers, living still
in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword.
Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy
whene'er we hear that glorious word.

Refrain:
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 blest would be their children's fate
if they, like them, should die for thee. [Refrain]

3 Faith of our fathers! We will love
both friend and foe in all our strife;
proclaim thee too, as love knows how,
by saving word and faithful life. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers, living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author: Frederick W. Faber, 1814-1863
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Topic: Grace, Faith; Commitment, Discipleship; Cross-bearing (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Faith of our fathers, holy faith
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE
Composer: Henri F. Hemy, 1818-1888
Composer (refrain): James G. Walton, 1821-1905
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: G Major



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