813. 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.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith,
we will be true to you till death.

2 Faith of our mothers, daring faith,
your work for Christ is love revealed,
spreading God's word from pole to pole,
making love known and freedom real.
Faith of our mothers, holy faith,
we will be true to you till death.

3 Faith of our sisters, brothers too,
who still must bear oppression's might,
raising on high, in prisons dark,
the cross of Christ still burning bright.
Faith for today, O living faith,
we will be true to you till death.

4 Faith born of God, oh, call us yet,
bind us with all who follow you,
sharing the struggle of your cross
until the world is made anew.
Faith born of God, O living faith,
we will be true to you till death.

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers, living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author (sts. 2-4): Joseph R. Alfred, b. 1947
Author (st. 1): 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
Copyright: Sts. 2-4 © Joseph R. Alfred



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