In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;
Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy
Whene’er we hear that glorious Word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.
To win all nations unto thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
We all shall then be truly free.
Both friend and foe in all our strife;
And preach thee, too, as love knows how
By kindly words and virtuous life.