I Believe in God the Father

Author: David Gambrell

Rev. David Gambrell is associate for worship in the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship and editor of Call to Worship, and an ex officio advisor to the hymnal committee. Education: Ph.D., liturgical studies Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary --www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries Go to person page >

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First Line: I believe in God the Father, Merciful and mighty Lord
Title: I Believe in God the Father
Author: David Gambrell (2009)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.8
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)

Notes

This text is a 21st-century metrical paraphrase of the Apostles’ Creed (in the manner of Calvin’s Strasbourg liturgy). Its connections with Reformed tradition are further strengthened by being set to the tune created for Psalm 42 in the 1551 Genevan Psalter (see also no. 87).

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GENEVAN 42

Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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