The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty

Versifier: Anonymous
Published in 24 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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.
Amen, amen.

Versifier: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: I believe in God the Father almighty
Title: The Apostle's Creed
Versifier: Anonymous
Meter: D
Source: The Apostles' Creed, ca. 2nd cent. , 6th cent.
Language: English


Scripture References:
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.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 518.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


[I believe in God the Father Almighty] (Kirkpatrick)

[Chant] (Bancroft)


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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