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.*
*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 ! etc.*
Faith of our fathers ! Mary's prayers
Shall win our country soon to thee ;
And through the truth that comes from God,
Oh ! then, indeed, we shall be free.
Faith of our fathers ! etc.*
Faith of our fathers we will love
Our 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! etc. *