THE NICENE CREED
METER: SM (66 86)
SUGGESTED TUNES: ST. MICHAEL or ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)
This is the same meter of such hymns as "O Day of God, Draw Nigh" and "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord"
1. In one God we be-lieve,
The Fa-ther al-might-y,
Who made the heav-en and the earth
And all seen and un-seen.
2. In one Lord we be-lieve,
Christ Je-sus, God's one Son,
The Fa-ther's own whom he be-gat
From all e-ter-ni-ty,
3. God from God, Light from Light,
True God from true God, too;
Christ with the Fa-ther is as one,
Through him all things were made.
4. From heav-en he came down
To save us from our sin,
Of Ma-ry and the Spi-rit born
In tru-ly hu-man flesh.
5. He suf-fered death for us,
Through Pi-late cru-ci-fied.
They bur-ied him; he rose a-gain
Ac-cord-ing to God's Word.
6. To hu-mans he has come
And sits at God's right hand;
He'll come in power to judge all flesh,
His king-dom nev-er ends.
7. The Spi-rit we con-fess,
The true life-giv-ing Lord,
Who from the Fa-ther does pro-ceed
And from the Son as well.
8. With Fa-ther and with Son
The Spi-rit's glo-ri-fied,
Is wor-shipped and a-dored, for he
Speaks through the pro-phets' words.
9. In one church we be-lieve,
Holy and cath-o-lic,
The ap-o-stol-ic church, made up
Of all who are Christ's own.
10. One bap-tism we de-clare
That sins should be for-given;
We wait the ris-ing of the dead,
And for the life to come.
Copyright 2005 Dale A. Schoening