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The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty

Versifier: Anonymous
Published in 33 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

I believe in God: the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day He rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #625

Versifier: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I believe in God the Father almighty
Title: The Apostle's Creed
Versifier: Anonymous
Meter: D
Source: The Apostles' Creed, ca. 2nd cent. , 6th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Scripture References:
st. = Gen. 1:1, Matt. 1:20-21, Mark 15-16, Luke 24:51, Eph. 1:20, John 14:16-17, 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 12-13, Phil. 3:21

This second setting of the Apostles' Creed (see also 518) includes the entire text in prose form.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 518.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #519
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #625

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #519


Sound the Bamboo #117

Taizé #49

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #705

Include 28 pre-1979 instances
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