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by Peter Rose & Anne Conlon
This hymn was written specially for the Oban Cathedral launch (June 7th 2012) of THIS IS OUR FAITH, the first religious education syllabus to be originated wholly in Scotland. The syllabus governs the teaching of religious education in Scotland's Catholic schools. Please click here to learn more about this exciting new syllabus which has been designed specifically to meet the needs of young people in Scotland.
Click here for ordering details and to listen to an mp3 recording of the hymn produced as a learning aid for the schools of the Diocese of Argyle and the Isles. Click here to view photos of the Oban launch on June 7th.
The hymn follows closely the eight strands that form the basis of the new syllabus, each two lines of the verses reflecting one of the strands.Whilst it was specifically written for young people, it is a hymn for everyone.


This is our faith, our firm belief.                                                  
You give us strength to trust you more and more.
You give us peace. You give us joy.                                            
In love, we choose to worship and adore.

The glory of the stars, the beauty of the earth,                          Mystery of God
These wonders were created by your hand.
The wisdom of our minds, the love within our hearts,              Image of God
Your gifts to help us understand.

This is our faith, our firm belief . . .
Your Spirit in our lives will lead us to the truth                          Revealed Truth of God
If we accept the hope your promise gives.
Your own beloved Son, who walked upon the earth,                 Son of God
Has died, but rose again and lives.

This is our faith, our firm belief . . .

O living, risen Lord, still present in the world,                            Sign of God
We meet you in the form of bread and wine.
And when we hear your word, you speak to us with love;        Word of God
We share your risen life divine.

This is our faith, our firm belief . . .

And when we lift our thoughts in gratitude and praise,           Hours of God
Our hearts will come to know you as our friend.
As witnesses of love, we share your work on earth                 Reign of God
To build your kingdom without end.

This is our faith, our firm belief . . .
© 2012 Peter Rose and Anne Conlon
A licence to download and print this hymn can be obtained from this website, please click here
The printed sheet music of the hymn can also be ordered online by clicking here

Schools can also order This Is Our Faith by using an official school purchase order/requisition.

The order should be made out to our distributors:
Spartan Press,
Strathmashie House, Laggan Bridge, Inverness-shire, PH20 1BU
quoting the catalogue number (RCM118) and publisher (Rose-Conlon Music).
For further advice re: ordering, please email Dave at Spartan Press or ring 01528544770
Please note that any reproduction of these words without permission of the copyright holders is illegal. For permission to reproduce them or for any other enquiries regarding THIS IS OUR FAITH’ please contact:

Rose-Conlon Music, Tall Pine Croft, Upper Inverroy, Roy Bridge,
Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH31 4AQ Tel: +44(0)1397712882 or email

Our Australian customers may be pleased to know that if it is more convenient, they can now also order this music from Zephyr Music Pty Ltd (Sales Dept), 51 Hume Street, Crows Nest, N.S.W. 2065
Tel: 00 612 9439 8900 Fax: 00 612 9437 4014   Web-site:

Please be sure to quote the publishers (Rose-Conlon Music), catalogue number (RCM118) and ISMN 979-0-708107-18-7