Song: Faith of Our Fathers in The Old Story in Song

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Details

Published in The Old Story in Song (Copyright 1906, by Geo. W. Sanville)

Lyricist(s):
Faber, Frederick W.

Page 9
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 9
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

St. Catherine, #9

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, chain’d 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! 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: