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"Faith of Our Fathers" is one of the popular Thanksgiving prayers, often sung as a hymn/song. Check out its wordings, with this article.

Faith Of Our Fathers

The joyful and blissful occasion of Thanksgiving is celebrated annually in November on the 4th Thursday; thus, giving the Americans a four-day weekend to enjoy and loosen them in the festive mood. Primarily a harvest festival, Thanksgiving has evolved over years as a feasting festival largely, although prayers are offered to thank for the harvest obtained during the season. "Faith of our Fathers" is a melodious hymn, sung during Thanksgiving celebrations. Composed by Frederick W. Faber in 1849, this hymn was originally sung at the funeral of American President Franklin Roosevelt, which was held in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Today, it is more popularly sung as a Thanksgiving song, to the tunes of St. Catherine by Henri F. Hemy, adapted by James G. Walton. Let everyone move back and sing the glory of the pilgrims who came to America, leaving behind their homes in Europe. To know the lyrics of this considerate song, read through the following section.

Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy
Whenever we hear that glorious Word!


(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,
We all shall then be truly free.


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, Mary's prayers
Shall win our country back to Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
England shall then indeed be free.