Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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 al 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
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

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us