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Faith of Our Fathers
Words by Frederick W. Faber
Music by Henri F. Hemy
Arranged by James G. Walton

Hebrews 11:1
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."

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          Faith of our fathers!  living still,
          In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
          O how our hearts beat high with joy
          Whenever we hear that glorious word!

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

          Our fathers, chained in prisons dark
          Were stil in heart and consience free:
          How sweet would be their children's fate,
          If they, like them, could die for thee!

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

          Faith of our fathers, we will strive
          To win all nations unto thee!
          And thro' the truth that comes from God,
          Mankind shall then indeed be free:

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

          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.

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


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