251b. We All Believe in One True God

1 We all believe in one true God,
Who created earth and heaven,
The Father, who to us in love
Hath the right of children given.
He both soul and body feedeth,
All we need He doth provide us;
He thro' snares and perils leadeth,
Watching that no harm betide us.
He careth for us day and night,
All things are governed by His might.

2 We all believe in Jesus Christ,
His own Son, our Lord, possessing
An equal Godhead, throne, and might,
Source of ev'ry grace and blessing.
Born of Mary, virgin mother,
By the power of the Spirit,
Made true man, our elder Brother,
That the lost might life inherit;
Was crucified for sinful men
And raised by God to life again.

3 We all confess the Holy Ghost,
Who sweet grace and comfort giveth
And with the Father and the Son
In eternal glory liveth;
Who the Church, His own creation,
Keeps in unity of spirit.
Here forgiveness and salvation
Daily come through Jesus' merit.
All flesh shall rise, and we shall be
In bliss with God eternally.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We all believe in one true God
Title: We All Believe in One True God
German Title: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott
Author: Martin Luther (1525)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 8s. 10 lines
Topic: The Church Year: Trinity
Source: Tr. composite; The Nicene Creed
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WIR GLAUBEN ALL' AN EINEN GOTT
Meter: 8s. 10 lines
Key: a minor or modal
Source: Latin Credo, c. 1300



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