Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >
All hail, dear Conqueror, all hail. F. W. Faber. [Easter.] Appeared in his Jesus and Mary, or Catholic Hymns, &c, 1849, No. xii. in 10 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled "Jesus Risen." It was repeated in later editions of the same work, and in his Hymns, 1862. It is usually given in modern collections in an abbreviated and sometimes altered form. Amongst the hymnals in which it is thus found are the Appendix to Hymnal Noted, No. 155; Hymns and Carols (Ch. Sisters' Home), No. 40; and the Scottish Presbyterian Ibrox Hymnal, No. 3; whilst the Holy Family Hymns retain the full text.