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 thro' 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 ev'ry 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.
Hymn #252 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: The Apostles' Creed
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer, 1668
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt.
Titled: "Wir glauben all' _einen_ Gott"
Tune: "Wir glauben all' an _einen_ Gott"
1st Published in: _Kirchengesangbuch_
Town: Darmstadt, 1699