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487. Faith of our fathers! living still

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 God's 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;
And blest would be their children's fate
If they, like them, should die for thee:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

3 Faith of our fathers! God's great pow'r
Shall draw all nations unto thee;
And through the truth that comes from God
His people shall indeed be 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 witness true and virtuous life:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers! living still
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Scripture: Jude 1:3
Topic: Adversaries; Christian Life: The Christian Warfare; Faith: Living by (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 2, line 4; st. 3, lines 1-4, alt.
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE
Composer: Henri F. Hemy (1864)
Adapter: James G. Walton (1870)
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
Key: G Major



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