I believe in God the Father almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate;
was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit.
I believe a holy catholic church,
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
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 >
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.
See PHH 518.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook