Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.@Hebrews 11:1-2
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Young Mother
Georges Moreau de Tours (1848-1901)

Arthur B. Patten, 1920.

St. Catherine (Walton) arranged by James G. Walton in Crown of Jesus Music, by Henri F. Hemy (London, 1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Faith of our mothers, living still
In cradle song and bedtime prayer;
In nursery lore and fireside love,
Thy presence still pervades the air:
Faith of our mothers, living faith!
We will be true to thee to death.

Faith of our mothers, loving faith,
Fount of our childhood’s trust and grace,
Oh, may thy consecration prove
Source of a finer, nobler race:
Faith of our mothers, loving faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
For youthful longing, youthful doubt,
How blurred our vision, blind our way,
Thy providential care without:
Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our mothers, Christian faith,
Is truth beyond our stumbling creeds,
Still serve the home and save the Church,
And breathe thy spirit through our deeds:
Faith of our mothers, Christian faith!
We will be true to thee till death.