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We Are the Children of the Church (Our Fathers' Church)

We are the children of the church

Author: Benj. T. Tanner
Tune: OUR FATHER'S CHURCH
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are the children of the church,
Our mothers reared by prayer,
The church our fathers fortified,
By faith and manly care.

Refrain:
Our fathers' church, our mothers' church,
Is just the church for me
Our fathers' church, our mothers' church,
Mine evermore shall be.

2 Strong are its massive gates and wide,
Its walls a-towering pile;
Alike impregnable to all
Who would its courts defile. [Refrain]

3 Numerous its people as the stars,
As pledged in days of old;
And will be as the countless sand,
A number yet untold. [Refrain]



Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #583

Author: Benj. T. Tanner

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Text Information

First Line: We are the children of the church
Title: We Are the Children of the Church (Our Fathers' Church)
Author: Benj. T. Tanner
Refrain First Line: Our fathers' church, our mothers' church
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12043
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextPage Scan

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #583

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #12043

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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