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We All Believe in One True God

"We All Believe in One True God"

by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), pp. 184-185

 

1. We all believe in one true God,

Who created earth and heaven,

The Father, who to us in love

Hath the right of children given.

He both soul and body feedeth,

All we need He doth provide us;

He through snares and perils leadeth,

Watching that no harm betide us.

He careth for us day and night,

All things are governed by His might.

2. We all believe in Jesus Christ,

His own Son, our Lord, possessing

An equal Godhead, throne, and might,

Source of every grace and blessing.

Born of Mary, virgin mother,

By the power of the Spirit,

Made true man, our elder Brother,

That the lost might life inherit;

Was crucified for sinful men

And raised by God to life again.

 

3. We all confess the Holy Ghost,

Who sweet grace and comfort giveth

And with the Father and the Son

In eternal glory liveth;

Who the Church, His own creation,

Keeps in unity of spirit.

Here forgiveness and salvation

Daily come through Jesus' merit.

All flesh shall rise, and we shall be

In bliss with God eternally. Amen.

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Notes:

TLH #251, first tune

Text: Nicene Creed

Author: Martin Luther, 1525

Translated by: composite

Titled: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott

1st Published in: Manuskript Gesangbuch

Town: Langenols, 1742

TLH #251, second tune

Text: Nicene Creed

Author: Martin Luther, 1525

Translated by: composite

Titled: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott

Tune: Lantin Credo, c. 1300