409. 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!

Refrain:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

2 Our fathers, chained in prison dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free:
How sweet would be their children's fate,
If they, like them, could die for thee! [Refrain]

3 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: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Faith of our fathers! living still
Title: Faith of Our Fathers
Author: Frederick William Faber, 1814-1863
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Scripture: Jude
Topic: Faithfulness: of the believer; Family and Home; Testimony, Witness and Evangelism
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE
Composer: Henri Frederick Hemy, 1818-1888
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: A♭ Major



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