954. 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
Has the right of children given.
He both soul and body feeds us;
All we need His hand provides us;
Through all snares and perils leads us,
Watching that no harm betide us.
He cares 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,
Word made flesh, our elder brother;
That the lost might life inherit,
Was crucified for all our sin
And raised by God to life again.

3 We all confess the Holy Ghost,
Who, in highest heaven dwelling
With the Father and the Son,
Comforts us beyond all telling;
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, amen.

Text Information
First Line: We all believe in one true God
Title: We All Believe in One True God
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 8888 8888 88
Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Romans 8:14-17; John 1:1-4; 2 Corinthians 4:13-14
Topic: Liturgical Music
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr.) alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 8888 8888 88
Key: a minor
Source: Latin, 14th cent., adapt.

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