Believing fathers oft have told

Believing fathers oft have told

Author: A. H. Charteris
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1 Believing fathers oft have told
What things by God were done,
When faithful men in days of old
Their lifelong battle won:
True brothers all, of one accord,
We hold one faith, we serve one Lord.

2 Amid the world’s confused noise,
Where we but darkly see,
The Christ appeals, with sweet, clear voice:
'My brothers, follow me,
Like brothers true, of one accord,
To hold one faith, to serve one Lord.'

3 His Church our shelter, he our guide,
Our strength his healing Cross,
We range ourselves upon his side,
Where none can suffer loss.
Like brothers true, of one accord,
We hold one faith and serve one Lord. A-men.

4 So by thy Spirit mold us, Lord;
Inspire our hearts to pray;
Our hungry souls feed with thy Word,
Teach all of us to say:
'True brothers all, of one accord,
We hold one faith, we serve one Lord.'

5 We fain would serve thy Church e'en now,
With hearts from self set free,
Striving to make thy kingdom grow,
O God, so may it be,
That, brothers true, with one accord,
We hold the faith and serve the Lord!


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #540

Author: A. H. Charteris

Charteris, Archibald Hamilton, D.D., s. of John Charteris, schoolmaster, b. at Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, Dec. 13, 1835, and educated at Wamphray and Edinburgh University, B.A. 1852, D.D. 1888; LL.D. 1898; Minister successively of New Abbey, and The Park Parish, Glasgow; Moderator of the Church of Scotland 1892. Dr. Charteris was Prof. of Biblical Criticism in Edinburgh University 1868-1898. His published works include Life of Prof. James Robertson, 1863, The New Testament Scriptures, 1882, &c. His hymns include:— Believing fathers oft have told. [Christian Brotherhood.] Written in a steamer on Lake Como, on a day's excursion in 1889. It was designed for the use of the Young Men's Guild of the Church of Scotland, of which he was the fou… Go to person page >

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Author: A. H. Charteris



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