by M. J. Joachim
Faith of Our Fathers, written by Frederick William Faber, was a convert to Catholicism in the early 1800’s. As a Protestant, he enjoyed the music of his former church, something that seemed to be lacking in the Catholic Church at the time. One of his goals was to bring more music into the Catholic Church.
Historically, Faith of Our Fathers refers to Catholic persecution under the reign of Henry VIII, and the hope that England would reclaim her Catholic faith someday. Faith of Our Fathers is only one song of many, Faber published to increase music in the Mass. Several of his songs were adapted (or modified) to be sung in Protestant churches as well.
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