Would you believe it? Here’s another hymn we used to sing in high school, when we had Assembly. Go ahead, tell us how that harmed us!
Faith of Our Fathers (“living still, in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword”), performed for us by Joshua and Jeremy.
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.
Your Favorite Hymns continues with Faith of Our Fathers, sung by students from Fountainview Academy on their European tour.
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Phoebe requested Faith of Our Fathers–the real one, with “in spite of dungeon, fire and sword.” I think of the souls waiting below the altar in Revelation 5: 9-11. God will avenge His saints.
This plainsong version is presented by Brother Alphonsus.
I wanted to post another hymn before the Freedom From Religion Foundation, sponsoring the Democrat Party, tries to suppress hymns altogether.
Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the students at Fountainview Academy.
Pray harder, sing louder, and proclaim the truth.
Joshua requested this much-needed break from stupid and unedifying nooze–Faith of Our Fathers, sung by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their visit to Italy. This was one of the first grown-ups’ hymns they taught us in our Sunday school, way back when.
I was sitting outside, working on The Wind From Heaven, the Lord had just showed me how to deal with a thorny problem in the plot, when the bells of St. Francis chimed this hymn, Faith of Our Fathers. I had to come in and post it for you: this lovely version by the kids at Fountainview Academy.
After that the bells played A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, by Martin Luther. Thank you for that, Pope Benedict.
Someday by the grace of God the churches will all be reconciled; and when Christ sets up His throne on earth, they will all be one in Him. Amen!
Believe it or not, we used to sing this hymn in high school, when we had assembly on Friday mornings. But that was before they discovered how much harm it did us.
Faith of Our Fathers, by the kids from Fountainview Academy on their tour of Italy–nad 50 years later I’m still trying to figure out just how it harmed us.
Would you believe it? We used to sing this in high school, in assembly. Well, they put a stop to that, didn’t they? But I don’t want to get angry in introducing a hymn.
Faith of Our Fathers, sung by Bing Crosby.
And might I observe that we don’t know the half of what God has done, by way of watching over our country.
Faith of Our Fathers–I can hardly believe we used to sing this in assembly at high school, until the Supreme Court clued us in that “religion,” except for secular humanism, is not allowed in public places. Later they decided abortion was all right. Then some other things I will not mention.
Was it a different world? What happened to it while I slept?
Anyway, here’s the hymn, sung by the kids at Fountainview Academy.