742. The Apostle's Creed

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 judment 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.

Text Information
First Line: I believe in God the Father
Title: The Apostle's Creed
Versifier: Anonymous
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Scripture: Romans 10:10; 1 Timothy 3:16
Topic: Service Music: The Apostles' Creed; Faith: Confession of
Source: The Apostles' Creed, ca. 2nd cent. , 6th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MEAD HOUSE
Composer: Cyril V. Taylor (1907-1991) (1951)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: B♭ Major



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