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In God the Father I Believe

Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

The four stanzas of "In God the Father" adhere closely to the text of the Apostles' Creed. That fact and the buoyant musical setting undoubtedly account for the hymn's popularity in the Christian Reformed Church and its acceptance in other denominations.
 
Bert Polman, Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

This song is a paraphrase of the Apostles’ Creed for singing, leading the singer to affirm their faith in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

Assurance

By his resurrection he has overcome death,
so that he might make us share in the righteousness
he obtained for us by his death.
By his power we too are already raised to a new life.
Christ’s resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.
—from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 45
— Worship Sourcebook Edition Two

Additional Prayers

A Prayer for Stronger Faith
Gracious God, we believe in you, but our faith wavers.
We believe; help our unbelief.
 
Our faith in you is too easily diverted to the idols of this world.
We believe; help our unbelief.
 
Our faith in you is too often tentative.
We believe; help our unbelief.
 
Strengthen our faith, O God, to grasp Jesus Christ with all his benefits.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, we believe; help our unbelief. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Tune Information

Name
CREEDAL SONG
Key
G Major or modal
Meter
8.6.8.6 D
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