Nicene Creed

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I believe in one God, the Father almighty

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Representative Text

I believe in one God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man,
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
and the third day he rose again
according to the scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshiped and glorified,
who spake by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #695c

Text Information

First Line: I believe in one God, the Father almighty
Title: Nicene Creed
Meter: Irregular
Source: Nicene Creed, 4th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Scripture References:
st. = Gen. 1:1, John 1:14, Matt. 1:20-21, Mark 15-16, Luke 24:51, Eph.1:20, John 14:16-17, 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 12-13, Rom. 6:4, 1 Cor. 15:21

While the familiar Apostles' Creed is associated with baptism (see 518 and 519), the Nicene Creed is associated particularly with the Lord's Supper and is professed weekly throughout the world by many churches, including Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran congregations. See also page 842 for a discussion of this ecumenical creed; the text is found in the Psalter Hymnal (p. 814) with a brief historical footnote (note that the hymn text differs from the modern translation of the creed in a few phrases).

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 518.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #945

Common Praise (1998) #681

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #267

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Lutheran Worship #4


New English Praise #695c

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #175

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #520

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #431


Small Church Music #1861f


The Hymnal 1982 #S103


The Hymnal 1982 #S104


The Hymnal 1982 #S105


The New English Hymnal #542d


Wonder, Love, and Praise #849

Worship (4th ed.) #226

Worship (4th ed.) #341

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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