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Words by Frederick W. Faber, 1849Tune: ST. CATHERINE by Henri F. Hemy, 1864, arranged by James G. Walton, 1874Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)Public Domain1. Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; Oh, 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 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!3. Faith of our fathers, we will strive To win all nations unto thee; And through the truth that comes from God, We all shall then be truly free.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.
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