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8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
H, F. Hemy
In spite of dun - geon, fire and sword,
=80. Faith of our fa - thers ! liv - ing still
O how our hearts beat high with joy When-e'er we hear that glo - rious word:
Faith of our fathers, ho - ly faith! We will be true to thee till death. A - MEN.
mp 2 Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free;
If they, like them, should die for thee:
We will be true to thee till death.
Shall win all nations unto thee;
Mankind shall then indeed be free:
mp 4 Faith of our fathers ! we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife,
By kindly words and virtuous life:
F. W. Faber
world be - gan, Through doubt and strug - gle, pain and tears,
count-less rites, through count-less tongues, Men of- fer
mf 2 O Jesus Christ, Incarnate Son, mp4 O God Triune, Thy Church to-day
Who bore our flesh that men In penitence before Thee kneels, might see
Mourning her years of slothful ease, The Vision of the Perfect Life
Her deafness to the world's apFashioned in their humanity;
By all Thy deeds of mercy wrought, Enamoured of a lesser strife,
By the redemption Thou hast brought; Men perish for the Bread of Life; cr Hasten the time of our release, cr Hasten the time of our release,
Bring in Thy reign of truth and peace. Bring in Thy reign of truth and peace.
mf 3 O Holy Spirit, who dost touch mf 5 Restore to us the vision, Lord,
The prophets with Thy sacred fire, Descend with fires of Pentecost; Eternal Wisdom to whose light Our tongues unloose, our hearts inAll seekers after truth aspire;
flame, Behold the warring sons of men,
To preach the Gospel to the lost; The helpless by the strong op
Here at Thy feet our prayer is made, pressed,
Here life and wealth we dedicate; The truth with error still concealed, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, The evil grudgingly confessed;
Lord, Thy anointing we await; cr Hasten the time of our release, cr Hasten the time of our release, Bring in Thy reign of truth and peace. ng in Thy reign of truth and peace.
mf 2 Wake in our breasts the living fires, 4 God of all nations, Sovereign Lord,
The holy faith that warmed our sires: In Thy dread Name we draw the sword,
That fills with light our stormy sky. 3 Be Thou a pillared flame to show mf 5 From treason's rent from murder's stain, The midnight snare, the silent foe;
Guard Thou its folds till peace shall reign,
Join our loud anthem,-Praise to Thee.
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"Cantica Spiritualia" 1847
J=94. O God of love, O King of peace, Make wars thro'-out the world to cease,
The wrath of sin - ful man re-strain, Give peace, O God,give peace a - gain.
A - MEN
mf 2 Remember, Lord, Thy works of old,
None ever called on Thee in vain, The wonders that our fathers told; p Give peace, O God, give peace again! dim Remember not our sin's dark stain,
mf 4 Where saints and angels dwell above, Give peace, O God, give peace again
All hearts are knit in holy love; mf 3 Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord ? O bind us in that heavenly chain ! Where rest but on Thy faithful word ?
peace, , O God, give peace again!
In peace and war Thy will
Shap-ing the larg
lib - er - ty;
Nations may rise and na-tions fall, Thy changeless purpose rules them all.
A - MEN.
Alternative Tune, Melita, No. 258
mp 2 For those who weak and broken lie
In weariness and agen beds
O hear a people's prayers, and bless
Thy servants in their hour of stress!
We pray Thy tender welcome home;
O hear a people's prayers for all !
Who, nobly striving, nobly fall!
And spend themselves, their skill, their zeal;
And in Thine own good time, Lord, send