Songs & Hymns

We Believe in God the Father

(Creed, General)
This hymn is a sung version of the Creed. A creed is a way of saying what we believe. Christian creeds, just like this song, tell us what Christian believe about God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

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We believe in God the Father,
God almighty, by whose plan
Earth and heaven sprang to being,
All created things began.
We believe in Christ the Saviour,
Son of God in human frame,
Virgin born, the child of Mary
Upon whom the Spirit came.

Christ who on the cross forsaken,
Like a lamb to slaughter led,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
He descended to the dead.
We believe in Jesus risen,
Heaven's king to rule and reign,
To the Father's side ascended
Till as judge he comes again.

We believe in God the Spirit;
In one church, below, above:
Saints of God in one communion,
One in holiness and love.
So by faith, our sins forgiven,
Christ  our Saviour, Lord and friend,
We shall rise with him in glory
To the life that knows no end.

Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (born 1926) from the Apostles' Creed © administered by Oxford University Press in Europe  (including UK and Ireland) and Africa, and by Hope Publishing Company in all other territories (including USA) Music: This arrangement © The Royal School of Church Music, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 3095038. Please include all items copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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