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The Army and Navy Hymnal edited by Henry Augustine Smith
Faith of Our Fathers by Frederick William Faber
(Fidelis ad Mortem by I. Müller)
1726040The Army and Navy Hymnal — Faith of Our FathersFrederick William Faber
(Fidelis ad Mortem by I. Müller)

Faith of Our Fathers 5
(fidelis ad mortem)
Rev. Fr. Faber I. Müller
 
  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;
    Refrain
    Faith of our fathers! Holy Faith!
    We will be true to thee till death!
    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!
    Refrain
  3. Faith of our fathers! Mary's prayers
    Shall win our country back to thee;
    And thro' the truth that comes from God,
    Our land shall then indeed be free.
    Refrain
  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.
    Refrain
  5. Faith of our fathers! days of old
    Within our hearts speak gallantly;
    For ages thou hast stood by us,
    Dear Faith and now we'll stand by thee.
    Refrain