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169. 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 through 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, 1814-1863
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: All Saints Day; Confession of Faith; Father's Day (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE
Composer: Henri F. Hemy, 1818-1888
Arranger: James G. Walton, 1821-1905
Key: A♭ Major



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