In God the Father I believe, Who Heaven and Earth did frame

In God the Father I believe, Who Heaven and Earth did frame

Author: John Newton
Tune: MEAR
Published in 6 hymnals

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12 In God the Father I believe,
Who heav'n and earth did frame,
By his almighty word; his [raise
And glory to proclaim.

13 With firmest confidence my soul
Depends on him alone;
For he my God and FatherR is,
Through Jesus Christ his Son,

14 His holy Providence upholds,
And rules supreme o'er all;
I therefore will rejoice in him,
Whatever doth befall.

15 I do believe in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord,
Begotten from eternity,
The everlasting word.

16 Who was conceived by the pow'r
Of God the Holy Ghost;
And of the virgin Nary born,
To save that which was lost.

17 He under Pilate's tyranny,
To shame and death was doom'd;
Was crucifi'd; to prove his death,
He also was entomb'd.

18 The wrath of an offended God
On him, our surety, fell;
In soul distress, he, as it were,
Descended into hell.

19 He rose the third day from the grave,
A mighty conqueror,
O'er sin, death, hell, and all his foes,
And lives for evermore.

20 He into heav'n, most gloriously,
In triumph, did ascend;
To plead our cause; his church to bless,
He sits at God's right hand.

21 From whence he shall appear again,
In splendid majesty,
To judge the world in righteousness,
His saints to glorify.

22 I in the Holy Ghost believe,
A person real, and one
In essence, pow'r, eternity,
With Father and with Son.

23 An holy cath'lic church I own,
The heirs of heav'n design'd;
By union one to Christ their head,
And one another join'd.

24 Redemption, through the blood of Christ,
I heartily embrace;
Ev'n the forgiveness of my sins,
The gift of sov'reign grace.

25 The resurrection of the dead,
Sincerely I maintain;
My soul and body glorifi'd,
With Christ shall live and reign.

26 The hopes of everlasting life,
My fainting soul sustain;
Let God for ever be ador'd,
let all men say, Amen!

27 To Father, Son and Holy Ghost
The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H7.III

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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