Song: Faith of Our Fathers! in Make Christ King

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Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Faber, Frederick W.

Page 1
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 1
Verses: 4 verses

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Faith of Our Fathers!, #1

Lyrics

Verse 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:

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

Verse 2
Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free;
How sweet would be their children’s fate
If they, like them, could die for thee!

Verse 3
Faith of our fathers, God’s great pow’r
Shall soon all nations win for Thee;
And thro’ the truth that comes from God
Mankind shall then be truly free.

Verse 4
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.