Golden Oldies – Hymns for the Remnant Army and those faithful to Church doctrine as taught by Jesus.

My favourite hymns are “We stand for God”, “Faith of our Fathers” and “Help of Christians guard this land”. I’m not sure how well known they are in the rest of the world, but here in our country they are well known and always sung with full gusto. – at least in the Traditional Rite Masses.

In the last verse of ‘We stand for God’, the second line refers to the constellation of stars (the Southern Cross), which is on our nation’s flag. These stars can be seen in the Southern hemisphere.

Faith of our Fathers!   living stillst peter

In spite of dungeon, fire and sword,

O how our hearts beat high with joy

Whene’er we hear that glorious word!

Chorus:

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!

We will be true to thee till death.

We will be true to thee till death.

2. Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,

Were still in heart and conscience free:

How sweet would be their children’s fate,

if they like them could die for thee!

                       Chorus

3. 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:

Chorus:

(F.W. Faber 1814-1863)

We stand for God! In Hoc Signo Vinces

and for his glory;

The Lord Supreme and God of all;

Against his foes we raise his standard;

Around the Cross we hear his call.

Chorus:

Strengthen our faith, Redeemer;

Guard us when danger is nigh;

To thee we pledge our lives and service;

For God we live, for God we’ll die.

(Repeat last 2 lines)

2. We stand for God! Jesus our Master

has died to save with love untold;

His law divine and truth unchanging

In this our land their place must hold.

                   Chorus:

 3. We stand for God!  In ages oldenSouthern Cross

He placed ‘the Cross’ our stars beside;

Oh may our land gracious and golden

Be faithful to the Crucified.

                   Chorus:

(J.P. O’Daly O.P.; Vs. 3 by John O”Brien 1878-1953)

Help of Christians, guard this land,     OL H of Ch AUst

From assault or inward stain;

let it be what Christ has planned,

His new Eden where you reign.

Teach us that in Christ your Son

Lies the wisdom to be free;

For the Cross, which we would shun,

Is man’s Tree of Liberty.

2.  Should the powers of hell arise,

And our peace be trampled down,

In that night of blood and lies

Show us still your twelve-starred crown.

3. Take from us the coward heart,

Fleeting will, divided mind,

Give us sight to play our part,

Though the world around is blind.

4. Image of the risen life

Shining in eternity

Glimmer through our earthly strife,

Draw us to your victory.

(James McAuley 1917-1976)

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Traditional Catholic; member of Jesus' Remnant Army and member of a Jesus to Mankind Prayer Group.