Faith of our Fathers

Faith of our fathers, living still
in spite of dungeon, fire and sword,
O how our hearts beat high with joy
when'er we hear that glorious word.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith
We will be true to thee till death.

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.

Faith of our fathers! we will strive
to win all nations unto Thee
And through the truth that comes from God
Mankind shall then be truly free.
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
Faith of our fathers, holy faith
We will be true to thee till death.