These Are the Facts As We Have Received Them

These are the facts as we have received them

Author: Michael Saward (1971)
Tune: YVONNE
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 These are the facts as we have received them,
these are the truths that the Christian believes,
this is the basis of all of our preaching:
Christ died for sinners and rose from the tomb.

2 These are the facts as we have received them:
Christ has fulfilled what the Scriptures foretold,
Adam's whole family in death had been sleeping,
Christ through his rising restores us to life.

3 These are the facts as we have received them:
we, with our Savior, have died on the cross;
now, having risen, our Jesus lives in us,
gives us his Spirit and makes us his home.

4 These are the facts as we have received them:
we shall be changed in the blink of an eye,
trumpets shall sound as we face life immortal;
this is the victory through Jesus our Lord.

5 These are the facts as we have received them,
these are the truths that the Christian believes,
this is the basis of all of our preaching:
Christ died for sinners and rose from the tomb.

Author: Michael Saward

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Text Information

First Line: These are the facts as we have received them
Title: These Are the Facts As We Have Received Them
Author: Michael Saward (1971)
Meter: 10.10.11.10
Language: English
Copyright: Text and music © 1973, Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = 1 Cor. 15: 1-4
st. 2 = 1 Cor. 15:3, 22
st. 3 = Gal. 2:20, Rom. 8:10-11
st. 4 = 1 Cor. 15:51-57
st. 5 = 1 Cor. 15:1-4

Michael Saward (PHH 16) wrote this creedal text about the mighty acts of God in 1971. It was published in the British Psalm Praise (1973) as an alternate text to the liturgical Easter canticle "Christ Our Passover Is Sacrificed for Us."

Drawing mainly on Paul's resurrection discourse in 1 Corinthians 15, the text confesses the basic doctrines of Christianity and helps us focus on the objective truth of what God has done for his people in Christ. "These Are the Facts" simply states the biblical facts of Christ's death and resurrection and of his work of redemption, which is the heart of the Christian gospel.

Liturgical Use:
A creedal hymn or canticle for Easter and other festive worship services; substitute this hymn for saying or singing one of the other creeds.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

YVONNE

Norman L. Warren (PHH 15), a clergyman in Leamington Spa, England, composed YVONNE in 1972 for this text. Text and tune were published together in Psalm Praise (1973). The tune is named in honor of Warren's wife. With its stepwise motion and strong rhythmic patterns, YVONNE is easily singable. Sing…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #687
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #162
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #511Text InfoTune InfoTextAudioPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #284
The Worshiping Church #466Page Scan
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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