118. 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 Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free:
How sweet would be their children's fate,
If they like them could die for thee!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

3 Faith of our fathers! we will strive
To win all nations unto thee,
And thro' the truth that comes from God,
Mankind shall then be truly free.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

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 words and virtuous life:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers! living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Church: Fellowship and Unity; Father's Day; National Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Faith of our fathers! living still]
Composer: Henri F. Hemy
Arranger: James G. Walton
Key: G Major



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