140. Firmly I believe and truly

1 Firmly I believe and truly
God is Three and God is One;
and I next acknowledge duly
manhood taken by the Son.

2 And I trust and hope most fully
in that manhood crucified;
and each thought and deed unruly
do to death, as he has died.

3 Simply to his grace and wholly
light and life and strength belong,
and I love supremely, solely,
him the holy, him the strong.

4 And I hold in veneration,
for the love of him alone,
holy church as his creation,
and her teachings as his own.

5 Adoration ay be given,
with and through the angelic host,
to the God of earth and heaven,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: Firmly I believe and truly
Author: John Henry Newman, 1801-90
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Church; Confession of Faith; Confirmation Service (5 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1810-76
Composer: William Boyce, 1711-79
Meter: 87.87
Key: D Major
Notes: Later form of melody by Boyce

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