By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

Requested by Phoebe, sung by the students of Fountainview Academy, Faith of Our Fathers: a hymn that reminds us that sometimes the price of faithfulness is martyrdom.

Our country’s founders did their level best to create a polity in which there would be no martyrs, with a government that would protect religious liberty.

Any fool equipped with brute force can conquer someone, and stay in power until a stronger fool comes along; but “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). Persecution never stopped the growth of the Church; and be sure that righteous God will avenge it.

4 comments on “By Request, ‘Faith of Our Fathers’

  1. This is a good song that our school glee club sang, as well as many others of that genre. When we were young, that was just the way it was. I think of those times contrasted with the current and it makes my head swim.

    1. We used to sing this in assembly, at high school–before the Supreme Court decided the state religion is atheism.

  2. I love this hymn. We sometimes need to be reminded that following Christ is often uncomfortable (“Take up your cross and follow Me”) and sometimes lethal.

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