Faith of Our Fathers

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Faith of Our Fathers
by Frederick William Faber

"Faith of our Fathers" is an English Catholic hymn, first published in Faber's Jesus and Mary hymnal in 1849. Faber wrote this hymn in memory of the Catholic martyrs from the time of the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII. Faber wrote two versions of the hymn: with seven stanzas for Ireland and with four for England.

In England and Ireland it is usually sung to the traditional tune Sawston; in the U.S. the tune St. Catherine by Henri Frederick Hemy is more commonly used.

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