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The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father, Maker of the heaven and earth

Versifier: Anonymous
Tune: MEAD HOUSE
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

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

2 Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
crucified, enduring hell,
laid within the grave so silent,
as the prophets did foretell.
But the stone-sealed tomb was emptied
on the third day; he arose:
into heaven made his entry,
Mighty Conqueror of his foes.

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

4 I believe the church of Jesus
holy, catholic remains;
we are one thro' all the ages,
the communion of the saints.
I believe sins are forgiven,
that our bodies will be raised,
life with God is never ended.
Amen, let his name be praised!


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #560

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, Maker of the heaven and earth
Title: The Apostle's Creed
Versifier: Anonymous
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Source: The Apostles' Creed, ca. 2nd cent., 6th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MEAD HOUSE

Cyril V. Taylor (PHH 286) composed MEAD HOUSE as a setting for Christopher Wordsworth's "Alleluia, Alleluia!" (387). Named for a house in Redhill, Surrey, England, where Taylor often stayed as a boy, the tune was one of twenty tunes by Taylor published in the BBC Hymn Book (1951). MEAD HOUSE is a ro…

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RIPLEY (Gregorian)

RIPLEY, composed in 1839, comes from the prolific pen of Lowell Mason (PHH 96), the great American promoter and publisher of school, choral, and congregational music. The tune title, assigned later, presumably honors George Ripley (1802-1889), the famous New York literary critic and transcendentalis…

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #742

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #560

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #561

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