The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty

Versifier: Anonymous
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 I believe in God the Father,
Maker of all heav'n and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, our Savior,
God's own Son, of matchless worth;
by the Spirit was conceived,
of the virgin Mary born,
he in whom I have believed:
God Almighty, Three in One.

2 Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
crucified, for me he died;
laid within the grave so silent,
gates of hell he opened wide;
for the stone-sealed tom was empty;
on the third day he arose;
into heaven made his entry,
mighty conqu'ror of his foes.

3 At God's right hand he is seated
till his coming, as he said;
final judgment will be meted
to the living and the dead;
I confess the Holy Spirit
who was sent through Christ the Son
to apply salvation's merit -
God, the Spirit, Three in One.

4 I believe the church of Jesus,
universal, e'er remains;
we are one through all the ages,
in communion of the saints.
I believe sins are forgiven,
that our bodies will be raised
to eternal life in heaven:
ever let his name be praised.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #742

Versifier: Anonymous

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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


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



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