Song: Faith of Our Fathers in Songs of Praise and Salvation

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Details

Published in Songs of Praise and Salvation (Copyright 1903 (circa))

Lyricist(s):
Faber, Frederick W.

Page 77
Format: Words only
Designation: 81
Meter: L.M.
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

St. Catherine

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

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