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Blest is the faith, divine and strong

Blest is the faith, divine and strong

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest is the faith, divine and strong
Author: Frederick W. Faber
Refrain First Line: O, Zion's songs are sweet to sing

Notes

Blest is the faith, divine and strong. F. W. Faber. [The Christian Life.] Appeared in his Oratory Hymns, 1854, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and the chorus, "O Sion's songs are sweet to sing." In the 1855 edition of the Cooke & Denton Hymnal, it was given with alterations to adapt it for use in the Church of England. In this form it is in a limited number of collections, the original being retained in the Roman Catholic hymnals.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
American Catholic Hymnal: an extensive collection of hymns, Latin chants, and sacred songs for church, school, and home, including Gregorian masses, vesper psalms, litanies... #59Page Scan
English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal: for the Use of Congregations, Schools, Colleges, and Choirs #185Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #178Page Scan
Roman Hymnal, Complete edition: a Complete Manual of English Hymns and Latin Chants. 25th ed. #d12
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #557Page Scan
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d21
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book: containing the hymns of the seasons and festivals of the year, and an extensive collection of sacred melodies; to which are added an easy mass, vespers, and motets... #142Page Scan
The De La Salle Hymnal: for Catholic schools and choirs #136Page Scan
The Sodalist's Hymnal: containing a collection of Catholic hymns set to oringinal and selected harmonized melodies, also The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, The Vesper Compline Office ... #326Page Scan
The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Singers' ed., Melody ed. #123Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for use in Sunday school services and social meetings #14Page Scan



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